Thursday, 13 February 2014

Dream time


I'm in the doghouse again. I had an untimely reminder from Green-Eyes that she was expecting a Valentine's Card from a certain rat-like me, and - to tell the truth - I had actually forgotten all about the 14th of Feb.  She is almost 20, but still expects one from me, or some form of me.

So I looked through all the old drawings I used to do For H.I. (I can't believe I used to do one EVERY day), and came across this one which was done a couple of years before she (Green-Eyes) was born.

When her bro was a nocturnally cot-confined baby, I gave him a soft toy in the shape of a kangaroo which looked exactly like the above drawing. I don't know where it is now - he probably ate it in his sleep.

In my dream of his dream, he is obviously riding on its back through an exotic landscape, and I had forgotten all about it until just now.

So, in some psychic recompense, I dedicate this post to Sarah Toa, who knows what Kangas really look like, being constantly surrounded by them as she is.

Sweet dreams.

16 comments:

  1. Dear Tom,
    that is a very sweet picture! Reminds me of Kanga and Roo in A.A. Milne's Winnie-The-Pooh:

    this take
    "If is shall really to
    flying I never it."

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    1. Oh - I sat about five minutes to type it in the 'original' typography - arranging the words like big jumps - and when I published it, it jumped away - now you have to use your imagination.

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    2. If I put that into a translator, it would probably come out as perfect German grammar. They won't let me use the translator any more - too much looking up the 'C' word.

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    3. Hahaha: I might add a drawing of this hopping line 'If this is flying I shall never take to it" - the deep sigh from Piglets that was smuggled into Kanga's pouch. Or deep sigh over translator-gobbledegook.
      Though some words are known by intuition and don't need a dictionary.

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  2. Oh darling ...
    I've just spent a few weeks in the bush and kangaroos visited us every evening. The man who owned the place put out feed for them so I got to understand their daily movements. They've been coming in for generations to show off their babies. Kangaroos are really cool critters; shy, strong and mammalian in their marsupial tendencies. I just love them.
    Thanks Tom.

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    1. Oh, so you WERE constantly surrounded by them!

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    2. I thought I was just stereotyping.

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    3. P.S. - If you ever do a kid's book, I want to illustrate it!

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  3. P.S. - I'm out of the dog-house now. I emailed one to G.E. and she melted again. Phew.

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  4. North Yorkshire farmers and Valentine's Day are never mentioned in the same sentence!

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    1. All the farmers in Borchester seem to make a night of it - plenty of kissing the backs of hands.

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