Seen It All
"Seen It All"
original: 11" x 14" on 1.5" wooden panel, acrylic & graphite,ready to hang as is or frame
giclee print: 8 x 10 or 5 x 7museum quality, archival ink on heavyweight paper
One day I was walking back to the parking lot from the beach and a raccoon saw me all alone. He looked at me and took a few steps in my direction. “Give me something to eat,” he said.
”No raccoon,” I replied. “I like you but I can’t do that.”
He paused, contemplated my response and moved towards me determinedly. “Give me something to eat!”
I began to wonder if my surfboard would be an adequate shield against a raccoon. “No, buddy. Really, I don’t have anything for you.”
The raccoon seemed to understand my words, but at the same time, to not believe them. He kept moving forward until he was right in front of me, almost touching my legs, little hands out. “You’re a liar,” he said, a dark look in his eyes. “All of your kind have food and you WILL give me something to eat.”
For a tense moment we stared at one another, each of us unsure about what would happen next.
Suddenly a car flew up alongside us and the raccoon fled off into the woods. “Be careful! Those guys are bastards,” yelled the driver. “Thanks man, I’m fine,” I said and put my board into my car.