When I was a senior in high school one of our art class projects was to write and illustrate a children's book. I think every other art project I did probably ended up in a recycle bin somewhere, but for some reason, my mom hung on to the book I wrote. This past fall when my folks came out to visit my mom brought the book with her and recently it's become the book Iris wants read to her every night. She says "I wanna read mama's book!" It's pretty cool, actually. I would have never imagined that some day I would actually read it to my own children.
So at the risk of my brilliant masterpiece about androgynous multi-ethnic children being ripped off and published by someone else who will no doubt make millioms off of it, I share with you A Trip to the Sea: