He gives Jo an orange and their fingers meet and we think on her behalf, "Oh my gosh I touched his THUMB!"
Such a Victorian moment. I had one once. Remember the scene in Age of Innocence when Daniel Day-Lewis is dreaming of unbuttoning Michelle Pfeiffer's glove? That was it exactly, I was even wearing gloves.
Anyway that was not my point for writing today.
Hey, there has been a blue Rolls Royce parked outside my window aaallll week. No one has been near it. Do you think I should move in and declare squatter's rights on it???
Sorry! That was another tangent.
I had such a nice day out! After two of my weekend plans fell through, I had to think of something, so I went to drool over Queen Maud's dress collection. (She was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and daughter of the fashionable Alexandra, Princess of Wales. She married Prince Carl of Norway, second in line to the throne who became King Haakon.)
From 1896 to 1938, she did not change dress size and had the most adorable waist. We're the same size! I want her dresses, her riding habits, her tea gowns...! They are exquisite.
Clicking on the picture will take you to a little slideshow.
In the spirit of this post I will end with an email my former French teacher sent me:
Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree.
Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt.
Instead, they just take the rotten apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy to pick up...
The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing.
They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.
Share this with other women who are good apples, even those who have already been picked.
Now men...men are like a fine wine.
They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the crap out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
...I wonder if Maud ever had to stomp on Haakon ;)