Oh, how did we get to O in my abecedarium already? No matter. Contemplating that delightfully round form, so many things come to mind…
The moon for instance. Particularly today, since we’re celebrating a full one. While moon obviously doesn’t start with the letter O, it does have two of them holding center court, so I suppose that counts for something.
But I actually have two moon-related O things I want to mention.
First is origami. Paper lover that I am, it’s no great surprise that I like origami and the pleasures of folding. I’ve been working on prototype of a future offering, and part of it involves a few origami folds. First a little folder, and then a little folded book. Can you guess what the topic might be?
That moon may be the very one that shown on one of my favorite couples – The Owl and the Pussycat. I love that poem/story/nursery rhyme by Edward Lear.
I recently handed over a book I’d finished reading to my husband. I quite enjoyed it and I’ll be reviewing it shortly, but for now let me just say that some of the most important characters in the book are storytellers. And as part of culture, guests are always invited to tell a story. My husband asked me what story would I tell? While I literally couldn’t think of a single one, he rattled off several he might tell. But he settled on The Owl and the Pussycat. Which just might give you an idea of one of the reasons I love him so much.
Leonard Leslie Brooke is the well-recognized artist who illustrated a number of Edward Lear’s works, including The Owl and the Pussycat. This image of the newlyweds dancing under the light of the moon is in the public domain.
I hope you take the opportunity to dance under the light of the full moon. And perhaps tell a story as well. But in the meantime, what “O” thing is inspiring you? What delight has caused you to exclaim Oh! Do tell – you know I love to hear.
Too funny – my mother drilled me on memorizing the Owl and the Pussycat long before school years started – I suspect you recall it a bit more fondly than I do – but I still remember it ;-). The idea seeing moon in O is a neat one. I’ll have to make some time to enjoy the beauty of the full one tonight. Thanks for the reminder.
Oh dear, I suspect you’re correct about the relative fondness we hold for the poem. Hope you got a chance to deeply enjoy the full moon Nanette.
Sadly, the pictures wouldn’t download, but loved your 0000s. I like words with double oo. Balloon, moon, look,etc. When my niece was little she used to call balloons, “boodadoons,” I still use it.
Your niece was/is clearly a very brilliant wordsmith – I’ll never think of balloons in the same way again.
Sorry about the photos – not sure what that’s about. But it doesn’t take a lot of technical twitchiness to totally stump me.
It’s been a while. I’ve been blogging MIA. But yours is my first visit. Love your MOOOOON theme. Yes, plenty of O’s to go around. I was thinking about this film I saw last night. It’s The Little Prince and it was produced by Netflix. That surprised me, not only because I did not know that they were producing films, but also because I said about mid-way through it…. “this is my favorite film right now.” A favorite film is a fluid thing, but I sobbed while watching it. The little fox was my favorite character. I tell you this because I know of your love for sweet things.
I know you’ve had a busy (and productive) summer, but I have been missing your blogging. I look forward to when you can turn attention back to it. But in the meantime, I’ll definitely have to scope out The Little Prince film. It sounds like a winner for sure!
I should mention that the sobbing was of the true sobbing sort, where it’s hard to hide the fact that you are crying because you are making audible crying sounds.
Oh indeed Amy – true soul sobbing.