My friend suggested that this photograph depicts a Conference of Land, Sea and Air, and I like the idea of three mighty realms being ruled by the entities or personifications or something at this table.
But to me, it’s always been a picture of every girl character created by a woman writer who dabbles (or swims) in the fantastic. Inside all of us is a little girl with a big imagination, one who might populate her tea parties with more than the typical puppies, kittens, and teddy bears.
In Kekionga’s recent past, Little Iowa is always having tea with a coelacanth and a jet black rooster, with her hair in the same French bob.
(Addendum: Alert reader Kim sends a link to the article where this wonderful photograph originally appeared. Click here to read about the island of Skokholm in an old issue of National Geographic. Thank you, Kim!)