“Meanwhile, as we read, two little girls slept as if couched on zephyrs on the south side of the parlor floor, in a room that had bunny wallpaper…and a bookcase crammed with the collected Beatrix Potter. Snow White was in a youth bed and Rose Red was in a crib, and next to them was the little blue and white guest room that one of them would have one day.
Because I recognize emotions only in retrospect, I didn’t know that I was happy. As always, there was something nagging at my mind’s corners. But I did know that I had all that it is proper in this world to wish for.”
– Mary Cantwell, Manhattan, When I Was Young
I love Mary Cantwell’s writing, and in my blog, I almost used the names Snow White and Rose Red for the Big Girl and the Little Girl. But that would have meant calling the Big Man by the name Prince Charming, and I feared people would find that unbearably annoying.
I’ve been hearing about Apartment Therapy for a long time but finally checked it out myself. Lots of great stuff there — my favorite bits are the wonderful photographs of scenes around New York City.
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