One of the things I brought with me is my lithograph. I think I was six months old - maybe younger - when my godfather bought it and presented it to my parents, and I've loved it ever since I could register that it was mine.
Cass learned his colors by pointing at it. Rosey has picked out a few butterflies and stabbed her finger at the pig, burbling about 'Old MacDonald' and 'pink!' Bear forgets about it and then stares fixedly, probably wondering what in hell that ginormous bug is doing on there, and why, again, do I love that so much?
Simply put: I love it because it's never the same when I look at it. There's always something new I see, some nuance or oddity that grabs the eye. I also love it because Alex gave it to me.
And one of the best things about it is the name. Pig and Pepper. What does that mean?
It's part of (another mystifying misnomer) The Alice In Wonderland Suite.
Now, did Alice ever meet a pig? Which figure is Alice?
And what's the deal with the giant cricket?