Something sumptuous for Easter
|Stilleven mer Bloemen; Jan van Huysum 1723|
A long essay from Alan Garner, a favourite writer though his Boneland book was a bit of a conundrum as far as I was concerned, set between a children's and adult's book. But the art of storytelling seems encapsulated in the following italicised sentence. I once read that there are only seven plot lines to weave stories around, but have never worked that one out.
"Powsels and thrums are the oddments of thread that were kept and woven for personal use, their hues forming new patterns; the oldest of scraps, made into other garb; the oldest of stories made into other tales."
This weekend is Easter, and I mooched around on the internet for an Ecard for my blog, but the one I will choose, is my little yellow Indian elephant, who reigns supreme at the cottage, often alone but fulfilling his function in the room as being.............'the elephant in the room'. A saying that always make me laugh!