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Right now I'm listening to "An Irish Country Village" by Patrick Taylor, reading "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen and knitting Wisconsin Wintersocks. And casting off the lace shawl I've been working on since I last posted.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Pants or "What was I Scared of?"

Vince is trying to conjure up a pair of ski pants for his upcoming trip, so maybe I'm just sensitive, but it I've noticed a lot of pants references lately.

Henrik Ibsen, who was born on this day in 1828, said, "You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth."

And "What was I scared of?" by another March birthday boy, Theodor Geisel. You don't recognize that title? We always begged for it as "The Runaway Pants." It's one of the other stories in "The Sneeches and Other Stories," a ghost story as only Dr. Seuss could tell it:

"Well...
I was walking in the night
And I saw nothing scary.
For I have never been afraid
Of anything. Not very.

Then I was deep within the woods
When, suddenly, I spied them.
I saw a pair of pale green pants
With nobody inside them!"

Which brings us finally to Anne LaMott's sage advice in a commencement address. Never buy uncomfortable pants. Words to live by, don't you think? (It may sound frivolous, but think about it. We'll have a woman President when we all stop wearing ridiculous pants. And don't even get me started on shoes.)

3 Comments:

Anonymous Jan said...

And to think that last night I saw you in a lovely dress! First time I've seen that, I think. And you looked lovely, as well as the dress.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous rlf said...

hey, i want to hear more of that story!

6:42 AM  
Anonymous cassie said...

henrik ibsen! he was a prominent leader of the realist literature movement in the early nineteenth century!

4:44 PM  

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