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A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

"You too will marry a boy I choose," said Mrs. Rupa Mehra firmly to her younger daughter."
Did she or didn't she marry a suitable boy?  I'm sorry I won't share and remain coy, except to say, he was, for me, the most unsuitable boy.   

Writerly Wednesday

Stolen Moments 


Dorothy stroked the soft hand-crocheted shawl draped over the back of her mother’s rocking chair.  Her mother had had it for as long as she could remember. Once a brilliant blue, it had faded with time.   Elizabeth walked into the room with three tea cups and arranged them on the end stand.  The china clinked, fragile and empty. Her eyebrows furrowed as she gazed at Dorothy. 
“The girl,” She waved toward the kitchen, “is making tea. Margaret, I think.”
“Maggie.”
“Ah yes, that’s right. I just can’t keep them straight these days.”  She sat, hands folded primly in her lap.  “Now then, I’m sorry, I didn’t catch your name?”
Dorothy had learned a long time ago to go with her mother’s flights of fancy.  She smiled. “It’s Dot.”
“You’re a friend of my daughter? Where did she go?”
“She’s out in the garden.”
Maggie bustled into the room with a silver tea service tray and set it on the coffee table. “So there are our tea cups. You had me wondering darlin’ where they went.”
Her m…

Happy New Year!

Some days you feel classy and refined





Other days, not so much!



Happy New Year. I've been contemplating this new year and once again, I can't find one word that defines what will take me through the year.   Perseverance came to mind and the little engine's mantra of I think I can, I think I can.   Yoda's wise Do or do not, there is no try.   I'm already feeling a bit disorganized as both James and I struggle to get back into lessons and writing classes.  The internet distracts, yet I can't unplug because so much of what we do is online.  My attention span...Squirrel!


Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. ~Author Unknown
Actually I think I will just gather up all the pebbles, mix with a bit of concrete, create stepping stones, make a path and see where it takes me. 
I usually start my year off with a dusty or chunky classical book and thi…