A Pulsar on the Wall of Comics
It starts as a thing. Lifeless. Meaningless. But when the "thing" reaches a person in a state of high emotion, the "thing" engulfs the essence of the moment and the intimate experience that surrounds it. The pulsars in our homes, pockets, or purses -- all these trinkets, souvenirs, keepsakes -- crystalize and cycle the energy of the highlights of our lives.
My latest "pulsar"? The cute sign designed by Aaron Hertzler and Brian Gerrity from the last SCBWI conference. When I look up at my shelves (my wall of comics) and see it, the friendship, laughter, and fun of those wonderful days twinkle again.