Thursday, August 19, 2010

Are You Attractive?

"Perhaps it was strange for a young boy to have as his best friend an aging spinster, but neither of us had an ordinary outlook or background, and so it was inevitable, in our separate loneliness, that we should come to share a friendship apart. Except for the hours I spent at school, the three of us, me and old Queenie, our feisty little rat terrier, and Miss Sook, as everyone called my friend, were almost always together. We hunted herbs in the woods, went fishing on remote creeks (with dried sugarcane stalks for fishing poles) and gathered curious ferns and greeneries that we transplanted and grew with trailing flourish in tin pails and chamber pots." Truman Capote Capote goes on to describe, "Miss Sook, sensitive as shy-lady fern..."
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Are you attractive to children?
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Garden & Be Well, XO Taa
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Gardening for children? Futile in my opinion. Garden, fully, for yourself & Be-Who-You-Are. Children know the great characters.
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Pic taken in Susanne Hudson's conservatory.
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Truman Capote quote taken from, The Complete Stories of Truman Capote, copyright 2004, Random House, http://www.atrandom.com/. Thought it would have Breakfast at Tiffany's but only had his short stories, "literary fiction".

3 comments:

vicki archer said...

Thanks for your comment today Tara....The chairs in my garden are old and you can find similar ones in markets in France, although they are becoming increasingly hard to find. I am always on the lookout for any with the original paint work - the messier the better. As for comfort....not very, but a big fluffy cushion helps all that. xv

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I grew up with my great-grandma. And there were rarely children around. So I spent my days with the elderly women out there in the country. One friend was 105!
Brenda

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Children and dogs.
Love me.
Good sign?