The location was in my home office in Bethesda, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came after spending years glancing at this little bit of the underside of a shelf I put in above my desk. The wood is fur, and is a 2 X 12 unfinished board that is matched up with two others to make a great shelf in a crowded office where I spend many hours, as I try to channel my thoughts into print and finally into action.
What arrived at the above moment was the conversion of this seemingly unspectacular knot in a piece of cut wood - to the being of a mouse that is leaning very far forward getting traction after having taken a jump into the grain of the wood. That the grain accommodated this jump is just one of the many marvels available when one engages in "imagination overlay." The shape of the head of the mouse is made more complete with the ears and the pointed nose with closed mouth. Just for speed and aerodynamics - he has his front legs (lets call them arms) folded in, tight to his body in ski jumping form, in order to reduce wind resistance while he makes this spectacular, and ever so brave move. His lower torso and tail seem to be held in tight and are behind the high rise fenders on this magnificent machine.
What he does not seem to know is that he is sharing this caught in time via nature, bit of imagination, with another figure that is yet another story, soon to be told.