When I was a kid, my mom took us a bunch of times to a restaurant in Waltham called The Chateau. I would have a side order for dinner—two big meatballs. The place mat menus where paper and we would flip them over and draw on them with one of the pens my mom kept strapped to her checkbook with rubber bands. I always asked, "What should I draw?" It didn't really matter what she said, I just needed a starting point. "Draw whatever you want." was not helpful. If she said "Draw a flower." That would be fine because then I'd say, "No, I'm going to draw a truck."
On the way home I would roll around loose in the back of the station wagon marveling at the fact that the moon was following us. But that has nothing to do with this anecdote. The point is, I'm thinking of writing another book but I'm looking for that starting point again. What should I write?