Chalk Tray

Chalk Tray | East Wenatchee, WA | July 2019

The playroom at a local fast-food restaurant has a blackboard hung too high for kids to use. So adults have filled it with aphorisms most children instinctively know: “Be Happy,” “You Are Enough,” “Smile and the World Smiles with You.” Oddly, someone also scrawled: “Play is Your Route to Mastery.” As if kids squealing with laughter isn’t enough. Also, one young visitor must have stretched on tiptoes to scribble (in tiny print) a terse summation of life at home: “Mom, Dad, Me, Cat.”