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Bloom emerges


I’ll be leading this section {Calypso– section 4} with Wandering Rocks.  (I’ll let you know when I start.  We are still on the very difficult section 3 at the moment.) There, I will attempt to sound learned and wise (Ha!).  Here, however, will be my silly marginalia.  For those of you who have been following this series (oh, you poor, unfortunate souls), here we go again…

“Clean to see: the gloss of her sleek hide, the white button under the butt of her tail, the green flashing eyes”– Hello, Stella Luna– my cat the gracious, kind, and benevolent animal upon whom I am allowed to wait hand and foot.

“Mrkgnao! the cat cried”– Stella makes that same exact sound!

“Nothing she can eat?’– the cupboard is bare

“she prefers yesterday’s loaves turnovers crisp crowns hot”– She Who Must Be Obeyed [John Mortimer’s Rumpole series]

“His eyes rested on her vigorous hips.”– Everybody ought to have a maid [Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum]

“He held the page from him: interesting: read it nearer”– playing trombone

“Make hay while the sun shines”– a roll in the hay?

“They like them sizeable”– nice to know that someone does

Stella Luna-- who stars in this section      Stella Luna– who stars in this section