Last night we attended the University of Southern Maine's spring Juried Student Art Exhibition featuring artwork of 25 USM students. J- had one of his recent pieces selected to go into the show. This semester he is taking a sculpture course and is spending many of his hours in the metals' lab welding. This is not one of his pieces, but I like it, especially with the way the shadows were falling off of it. I'm reminded of hot July afternoons walking along the railroad tracks around Morrills Corner picking up discarded spikes like these to do God knows what with. Wait a minute. Something's coming back. We used them as tent spikes to hold our pup tents down on nights we were sleeping out, and of course getting into mischief. Mom claimed my youth was a lot of 'peter pan'. I recall it more along the lines of Huck Finn without the Big Muddy. Maybe there was a little bit of both. There. Nailed it!