Something a little bit different with this month’s crocodile mystery: this is an object that I both know and don’t know what it is. At one level, it’s not hard to figure out what is being depicted. But who and why and what to do with this depiction is a bit more complex, I think, and I haven’t quite worked it all out yet.
So I welcome your thoughts about this image and perhaps some of you will have insights that will help me think through what is going on here. I’ll post my thoughts-in-progress next week.
I’d also welcome your thoughts on the “crocodile mystery” feature. We at The Collation have had fun in thinking up items to show you, but we are also wondering if there are other ways we could be using this feature. Do you have suggestions on mysteries that you’d like to see shared? Should we expand our notion of what’s a mystery? (That’s part of my aim this month: sharing something with you that I don’t fully understand so that we have a collaborative mystery-solving adventure.) Are there other approaches we should consider? Feel free to share your thoughts below or to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: See the answer, and learn about the actress, in the next post, A Henry for her time.