A couple of days ago, Sage came home from school and commenced feverish work on a project. At first, I assumed it was a school assignment, but no: He was responding to the Call of Art. More specifically, he was responding to the Call of Origami.
He’d begun his origami Mayflower in school as the teacher was discussing the Pilgrims in honor of the imminent Thanksgiving holiday. The structure–designed and built by Sage–was pretty much done when he came home, but he proceeded to shellac it in a coat of Scotch tape, then test it in the bathroom sink to see if it would float. (It did, much to his delight.)
A couple of finger puppets later, Sage’s origami inspiration had passed for the day. I have no doubt the Paper Muse will descend once more, though, and Sage will be ready to create once more.