when both kids were little we often (like almost every day?) did a kind of coloring we called squiggle art. i would get a large sheet of paper and a black sharpie and make a giant squiggle doodle, which, in most cases, looked very much like this vine tendril. then we would fill in the spaces with patterns using colored pencils, markers, and crayons. i am not nostalgic as a rule, but tonight, with my daughter in san francisco and my son near the end of his junior year of high school, i think i will go downstairs and shuffle through some old squiggle-art masterpieces.
wild grape tendril