On the patio with little James, he's 5yrs old ~ He started each drawing with a mark, I would make the next mark, and so on. With a little embellishment per James' requests, we came up with some neat stories. In this one a large fishing boat is determined to catch everything in the sea, even the island on the horizon... but a group of mermaids save the day.
In the second drawing, a factory is polluting the waters of a lake and river, carrying it into the ocean. I saw the recognition in James' eyes when he saw how the pollution got to the sea. "But who will save the day now?" I ask him... "Well, the mermaids, of course!"