When my daughter, Becky, was around three, I used to take her to the neighborhood park where there was a climbing structure which has long since been torn down for safety reasons. We used to call it the "pirate ship" because it had a look out platform, or crow's nest, that was very high off the ground. Most children didn't dare climb that high but Becky always scrambled to the very top as fast as her legs could carry her. Other parents would invariabley start worrying. "Who's little girl is up there?!?" I'm sure you guessed that this doodle in my sketchbook is more representational of how I felt about the pirate ship than what it actually looked like. Becky never fell off the pirate ship and she is still to this day "fearless".
© Laurel Martin 2010