Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

A curious stuffed cloth creature I found at a thrift store--signed 1959

 It's like one of Barbara Pym's unsettling "different pigeons", as imagined by Edward Gorey:
“They’ve moved me to a new office and I don’t like it at all” [a fussy character says]. “Different pigeons come to the windows.” 
--Barbara Pym, Excellent Women, published in 1952

P.S. That fish I listed on eBay yesterday at what I thought was an exorbitant price?
It sold just now, this morning. Just as well, as I have lots of neat eBay stuff cluttering my place, but I feel a little tug, letting go of toys.

I like that today is also Ash Wednesday--a regular Catholic mash-up! [post below]


bink said...

wow! That fish sold fast! Glad I was able to meet it before it swam off to its new home.

Fresca said...

BINK: I should have waited a week to list it so I could have enjoyed it a while longer... Oh well, really I'm GLAD it sold.