Solbit’s Big Scare

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Dear Nicalai,

As you know, we left Japan last week and flew to China. Solbit said she didn’t want to get lost again, so she asked to please stay in a zipper pocket of Nona’s purse on our flight.

After a few days getting used to Shanghai, Solbit became adventurous. She went with us to The City Temple of Shanghai  and was amazed by the many different gods in that Taoist Temple. She also had trouble breathing due to all the burning incense.

DSC06777 City TempleAltar

Then we went to Yu Garden, behind the temple, and, oh, my, she got a surprise there!

IMG_6784 DragonSolbit

She found a very big dragon. She looked up at it, and said, “Nona, put me back in your purse. Now!”

Nona tried to tell her that it was just a sculpture of a dragon, but she still insisted on going back into the purse.

We think she’ll realize that she had nothing to fear, and that, next time she sees a dragon, she can just enjoy what an artist created and not be afraid.


Nona & Papa

September 2013

*You may be asking yourself, “Who is Solbit?” Solbit is a fictional character, but she is a real plastic dinosaur, sent to us unsolicited in a package we ordered from Photojojo. So, she’s a plastic jurassic. Solbit is short for the four names given her by our grandchildren: Sparkle, Orangie, Lulu, Breakit. We tend to use her given names for when she’s been naughty. Thank you for visiting Tales of a Plastic Jurassic. Solbit likes company and hopes you’ll come back.

*You can learn more about Solbit at her About page and in the earlier posts, “Solbit: How I Got My Name” and “Solbit: How I Got to Travel.”