I found this art piece while surfing Flickr for Octopi. The artist Arimoore writes beneath it, “Lady Pink was on NPR talking about a mural by kids which featured an octopus car, among other transportation alternatives. We were coming back to NYC and were stuck in traffic trying to get to Brooklyn, and suddenly an octopus car sounded like a very good idea.”

The piece reminded me of Nancy Atwell’s exercise called “Writing Territories” which consists of making a list of all the ways and places in which we write. We write for so many different reasons-

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