Sunday, April 11, 2010

Persephone's Paean to the Petit: An Homage to Things Small and Unobtrusive

Dearest bloggers:

Persephone at your service tonight, with a small tribute, a wistful expression of ineffable longing, for things that are proportionate, diminutive, and not overwhelming in scale. I love SMALL.

Much of what we encounter each day is just plain, in-your-face, out of scale. Investment Bankers' bonuses. SUVs. The proportion of network time devoted to meaningless spectacles, such as professional wrestling and reality-TV. Buster's ego.

I propose a moment of meditation on things that are breathtakingly small.

Rhododendron Buds

Rhododendron Buds with Buzzy Bees in Attendance

Orchid Tongues

Orange Azalea Buds


Cherry Blossoms

Spruce Sprouts

Wisteria Wands

Blue-Winged Olive Mayfly Imitations

Blue-Winged Olive Mayflys (Real)

Buster Brains

Your faithful servant,



HALT ! Stop the presses ! Pay no attention to the ephemeral rantings of this flighty Emissary from the Underworld !

I, Bailey, the Alpha-Wolf, Leader of the Known Universe, do deign to make an ANNOUNCEMENT!


The Twins, one Buster of Endless Energy and one Persephone, Drama-Queen Extraordinaire, will be celebrating their SEVENTH birthday this Tuesday, April 13th.

There ! I uttered it ! Just don't let them know that you know, otherwise they'll get all self-conscious and bothered, and worse, confused regarding what it actually means. Persephone maintains that she'll be 49 in human years, while Buster stubbornly attests that he will be one year old.

I, on the other hand, am immortal.

By imperial decree,



Sue said...

We'll wish a very quiet, almost secret happy birthday to the terrible twosome.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Those were some furry awesome and tasty pikhs!

Happy *SSSSSSSSSH* Happy Barkday...


Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom and I were picking sticks up outside this morning and that irritating Blue-Winged Olive Mayfly was being most annoying! We can't wait till they LEAVE!
We'll be back tomorrow to wish you both a very happy 7th! Enjoy today!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

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