Today's Wonder of the World is...String!
Flickr photo by Pewari Naan
Don't call the men in the white suits yet, but lately I've had the sneaking suspicion that something's been chasing me.
Yes, I know this sounds ridiculous. Allow me to explain.
First I did a blog post about The String of Pearl plant. Remember?
Flickr photo by mythlady
Ah yes, there it is. Incredible, huh?
Then I wrote Monday's post about my happy list, during which, of course, I had to sing like Fraulein Maria: raindrops and roses and whiskers on kittens... brown paper packages tied up with STRINGS!
I finished the post, reread it, and guess what book had I listed as one of my favorites.
Then the very next day my Sammy brought me a length of yarn and asked me to show him how to do Jacob's ladder.
Flickr photo by Tabbi Kat
More string! (I believe that's the cat's cradle, by the way.)
After we were done, he mentioned, "Mom, you need to buy me some new shoestrings. My right one broke today."
Aack! They're after me!
So I decided just to give in to the string madness.
Maybe if I admire the wonder of strings, this craziness will end.
(That's my string theory, anyway.)
I poured myself an itsy bitsy glass of Todd's homemade wine and sat down in my favorite office chair. I took a sip, looked at my bookcase, and saw this beside it on the wall.
Strings! Strings that I played when I was in junior high. Strings that sounded like rabid cats fighting! Strings that should forever cling to my wall, where they can do no harm to anyone.
Maybe I should go outside and get my mind of strings.
Maybe I could fly a kite.
Flickr photo by Andrew Curtis
Or go shopping.
I could take my string bag I used to use in France.
Flickr photo by bearfont
Speaking of France, those French tatters could do some amazing things with string!
That's Mom and Sarah and me at at a lace shop at Le Puy en Velay. I'm wearing the black coat that makes me look like the Michelin man. And no, I'm not a giant person. My mom is petite and Sarah is ten years old. Plus I'm standing on a hill.
Why does my sweet husband like to take photos close to the ground so that everyone looks enormous? I must remember to talk to him about that.
Flickr photo by talking2myshoe
Maybe a string on my finger would remind me.
You know who else makes amazing things with string? My blogging friend Tattingchic. Have you met her yet? Hop over to see what she's been working on lately. Her projects are incredible!
I also like to see what Royal Buffet does with string.
Photo by Royal Buffet
How do you feel about puppets on a string?
Flickr photo by hkoons
Do they freak you out?
But I don't mind if the King sings about them!
Before you go, let this commercial string you along.
I have no idea what he's saying, but it's fun to watch!
Have a wonder-full Wednesday, y'all!