Flipper Girl – Mind Your Buckets

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Tired of moving mountains, Flipper Girl settled for being strategically productive, leaving all responsibility (not of her own kind) up the muddy creek.

(Clunk & Jam book, 2019 Edition).

Some thoughts on this one …. 

I think Flipper Girl has surfaced from a long period of self exploration with a firmer trust in her ability to create a future of her own making.  But she’s also aware that the greatest obstacle to this process is often herself—and her tendency to self sabotage.  Stomping on her own castles.

Maybe the sandcastles also represent the bucket loads of experiences she has in credit, along with the many things she’s created to support her self—to stay afloat.  But all of these things tend to crowd her at times, making it necessary for her to place them in some kind of order – give them a place.

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The sandcastles also have a chess like appearance, maybe suggesting she plan carefully her next move.  But it could also be about play, the importance of it, particularly if you’ve been short changed in your growing up years.

The fragility and placement of the sandcastles hint that she may need to carefully and thoughtfully plot her path forward. The fact she’s wearing fogged goggles perhaps suggests she’s still not quite clear where she’s actually going.  But she’s not going to let that stop her moving on ….


army of ink go ask the frogs