Thursday, November 01, 2007

Never too old to be a kid.

I look upon little Tess and witness her unbounded possibility from my conventional, curbed and good mannered observation deck

How confusing for her that it’s OK to draw with chalk on the ground, on your legs but not on the furniture? How extraordinary that she doesn’t complain or struggle when spoken to in both Italian and English and will speak back to you in equal doses of both. How genuinely she carries her little stuffed lamb in a blanket, cradling it one moment with the nurturing of a mother and throwing it high as a ball into the garden the next.

I feel quite dull in comparison....conformity (I am a card carrying member) definitely has its place but bloody hell, spend any time with a kid and your blinkers are immediately ripped off in the most delightful, playful and innocent way.

We all have the same naive start and I have turned out to be an obedient servant who does not tread on the grass and queues politely. Good grief, I’ve gotta spend more time with the keiki - mark up the furniture and chalk it up to a good time.

5 comments:

cammar said...

Nice post Sharon.
I'll draw (naked women) with chalk on your forniture next time I'll visit you...

Sharon said...

And I (despite the false advertising) an extremely large penis on your car....

Anonymous said...

A conformist, with an Italophile bent. Now it all comes together. I must have seen you opposite Jean-Louis Trintignant, in that Bertolucci flick, Il Comfomista. The film has been called a cinematic wet dream - which makes sense, given the tenor of the two comments above (tenor, not tenor, tsk, tsk).

Ely from NYC said...

One of the top 100 films of all time.
Great reply to GP, Sharon!

Anonymous said...

What a delightful post - and amusing comments from your readers.
I must say, you have (in the main) quite a select band of intelligent followers. There's always the exception to the rule - I'm not sure where you picked up someone who contemplates chalking naked women on furniture - very British reply though :-)

Mater x