Yesterday’s sketch was of an old doll of mine and today’s is of an even older toy. This sketch is of a Toy Top my grandmother saved for me and gave to me when I was 20 or 21. She had saved that toy and a rocking chair she rocked me in when I was a baby and gave them to me.
I have very few items from childhood and this one is a cherished possession because she saved it for me. I didn’t know that in less than three years she would be gone forever leaving me with this piece of a childhood not remembered, or long forgotten. A childhood saved for me by a woman who knew it all and from whom I received none of that knowledge. But I have my toy top and a rocking chair in which to sit and watch it spin and wonder about the things people chose to pass on.