Monday, August 20, 2012

Puzzle Boxes and the Dangling Kiss

Cheating a tad by copying a Facebook post for today's blog post. I had so many ideas, but my day ended up disjointed.

I've always fancied myself like J. M. Barrie's [Peter Pan] Mary "Molly" Darling, who must've had another name at one time. 
"...She was a lovely lady, with a romantic mind and such a sweet mocking mouth. Her romantic mind was like the tiny boxes, one within the other, that come from the puzzling East, however many you discover there is always one more; and her sweet mocking mouth had one kiss on it that Wendy could never g
et, though there it was, perfectly conspicuous in the right-hand corner.

The way Mr. Darling won her was this: the many gentlemen who had been boys when she was a girl discovered simultaneously that they loved her, and they all ran to her house to propose to her except Mr. Darling, who took a cab and nipped in first, and so he got her. He got all of her, except the innermost box and the kiss. He never knew about the box, and in time he gave up trying for the kiss..."

The reason Mr. Darling couldn't get the kiss was because he didn't understand the box. 

Understand the box, and the kiss is yours.~~GHC

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