Seaside Entertainments…

January 10, 2017

I saw a boy with dark eyes.

Punch me, Judy! He said.

Naw, I’m gonna punch you! I responded.

Ah oh.


Detail from “Seaside Sampler” original design by Magie Hollingworth for Erhman Tapestry and stitched with adaptations by Meredith Eliassen, 2017.

He spelled his name out in the sand: J-O-E-Y.

I sat by his side and we enjoyed ices.


Detail of cool seaside treats.

We watched the shoreline flirt with our feet.

Would he be the first boy to ask me to dance?

Would he grow up to be a writer?