Friday, September 9, 2011
Plato the Play-Doh Dragon
Once upon a time, on a balmy Florida Christmas evening, after all of the guests had gone home except for my brother Paul and Patty, I got out the Play-Doh. We turned into children, molding the colorful modeling clay. A tiny dragon was born. Plato is one inch tall. She's about 15 human years old, which is 150 in Play-Doh Dragon years.
Obviously stunned by being outside for the first time in her life, Plato contemplates the hand that made her. Before I put her back in the curio cabinet, she muttered, "the measure of a man is what he does with Play-doh".