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Greetings Shirleyphiles and welcome to another 40 minutes or so of low-fi lovliness!
Big cars, big hands, big dreams, big hair, big people and big mistakes.
Ah yes, we’ve all crossed paths with some of these big things once, twice or thrice
in our lifetimes. But what do you do when faced with the enormous or the oversized?
Do you gawk? Do you recoil and shrink into a tinier state of mind or do you take a giant
leap into the towering mass of whatever and embrace the difference? I mean, size.
Its all relative isn’t it?
mr.K and yours truly have been pondering about “size” ever since he brought home
the largest aubergine I have ever seen in my life last week and plonked it on the
kitchen bench with a flourish of pride as if he was some kind of big game hunter
presenting a trophy vegetable.
“What are we going to do with that … that … thing?” I exclaimed.
“Well Shirl, we could cook it. We could put a funny hat on it and lay it in the hammock.
We could spend this evening playing Mr. Potato Head games with it. Whatever takes your fancy, my dear!”
“But its so … so … large and purple mr.K! I doubt that it will even fit into the crisper!”
So we stood there for quite some time, just gazing at this freakish vegetable.
I have no idea what was going through his head and to be honest, I was somewhat
hesitant to ask when I noticed a smirk cross his lips and a rather perverse gleam
enter his eyes. On that signal, I turned. I could’ve run, but instead decided to leave
The Great Purple Vegetable hunter to delight in his catch and settle myself into the
couch with an old Jane Austen I’ve been wanting to read for ages.
Another hour passed. mr.K hadn’t moved or uttered a sound until I heard a
squawk from the kitchen.
“But Shirl, it was big and it was cheap!”
I do wonder about masculine logic sometimes. I really do.
Three days have passed and it is still on the bench. I’m not sure whether he
expects me to feed it or what. I’ll tell you this though, if it hasn’t disappeared
tomorrow I’m going to demand that it starts to pay rent!
laShirl and mr. Kenneth