Holly did this. This image isn't the thing. This is a pale representation of the artwork. The original has gone with her dad to work today.
We're rearranging our house some and cleaning up for a party. A big light table from the '70's got moved, and I was telling Holly a little bit about it. It has a sliding straight-edge (ruler) and an outlet on the side to plug other things in. I didn't even get into discussions of hot waxers or anything. Later. Or never.
But I think it got Holly thinking about "real cut and paste." So she came into my office and got the original paper (well, the second one--the first was in pencil, and I traced on another page with a Sharpie), and cut the letters out with an Xacto knife and glued a piece of wrapping paper to the back. The paper has a map on it, and it's not the soft wrapping tissue that comes at Christmas, but the thin but stiff and crinkly kind of paper. Light shines through it easily, and it sounds neat when you move it.
Tomorrow is Learn Nothing Day! But bigger and better for me is today is Kirby Comes Home day. He'll be here until Monday, when he and Holly will go to Austin, and she'll come back next Friday. And Saturday, Kirby and I are having a shared birthday party here. And Tuesday he'll have some other sort of celebration, on his real birthday, in Austin and Holly will get to be there.
Kirby will be 22 and I'll be 55. That's a little bit like Frodo and Bilbo turning 33 and 111 on the same day. A little bit.