August 14, 2012
The black and white stripes made the surfboard stand out in the lineup. It reminded Sarah of the cartoon prisoners’ uniforms from her childhood. Or wardrobe from The Three Stooges. Thinking of that show led her mind to other television programs from the same period of her life. They were all on a UHF station from Los Angeles. Was it channel fifty-one? Japanese cartoons like Gigantor, Speed Racer, Kimba. All the main characters had big round white people eyes and long eyelashes that flashed with knowing excitement at the hint of trouble. Even Kimba, a lion, had those eyes.