In episode "Still" of the Walking Dead, when Daryl lashes out at Beth during their drinking game, the first thing he yells is, "I've never had a frozen yogurt!"
Of course, we all know this has a much deeper meaning to him than just dessert. It meant he never had a normal life, with a family that cared for him. He was always fending for himself and learning to survive, whether it be out in the woods or the unwanted attention of his abusive father.
In this piece, I wanted Daryl to experience some of that normalcy. After the burning-down-the-house scene, they come across an abandoned summer camp. Beth and Daryl find a stash of food, some fishing nets, and the primary ingredients to create S'mores!
They find a sturdy tree-house nearby, a lake full of fish and Beth teaches Daryl how to make this traditional night time campfire treat as part of their dinner.
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!
|Dinner, Mixed Media and Digital on watercolor paper. © Jenny De La Torre. 2014|