such stuff

Dream car:


The Mercedes four-door G Wagon. I'd happily accept an old Land Rover or vintage Land Cruiser but fear they would require more maintenance than I'd have patience I'll take one of these.

Dream house:


Give me the sea, then leave me alone. I'm not sure where, and I like the winter very much. Sadly, I haven't had to figure it out.

Dream trip:


We have friends in Tokyo and I mean to bring Youngest there. K would like it too...oh, but the plane ride!

Dream meal:


I've been there before - now they've gotten four stars. I'd love to go back.



My K. In his long underwear and sweaters and mucking boots and wee hat. I glanced over at him last weekend and fell in love.

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.


Anonymous said…

Is the Shakespeare from Twelfth Night?
Jennifer said…
That beach looks so inviting :) I <3 that you said K was your "dreamboat"
Poppy Buxom said…

It's the last speech in The Tempest.

But it should have been a quote from Midsummer Night's DREAM.

If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.

And hey, Miss Shakespeare-quoter: This had better not be a farewell to blogging. Because it has a kind of valetudinary ring.

p.s. Actually, I know it isn't. Because my word verification is "recur."
NorahS said…
"I glanced over at him last weekend and fell in love."

Beautiful. That's how I feel about my husband.
Allison said…
So sweet, the sentiment about your husband. I fell in love with mine all over again in his new role as Dad.
RW said…
I really loved the end bit.
Anonymous said…
I adore this--the ending was just right.
Anonymous said…
Isn't she the best!

Jan said…
I just spent 4 days in Tokyo last week and believe me, it's totally worth the plane trip. (Though I may be heading off to take a nap shortly.)
alice c said…
Poppy said what I thought but didn't dare to say.

Anonymous said…
I'm somewhat surprised that you want that car. I picture you zipping about in a Smartcar. All else, easily imagined for you.

Anonymous said…
Such stuff is the stuff of life - and who doesn't find that interesting!
Amy A. said…
I love it that you love your husband.
Kathy Rogers said…
Around here we call that car the Mercedes Mail Truck.

I'm really too white to be laying around on the beach, but I'd love a beachfront house, too. I really would.
Anonymous said…
Whew, Poppy, lucky about that recur. She had me going there for a minute, too. I would miss this Blackbird terribly were she ever to take flight.

Miz S said…
Our revels are most certainly NOT ended.

There's a problem with your dream meal: there's not enough food on those plates.
MsCellania said…
Ha! Miz S and I are of like mind with the food - awfully SPARSE!
This post and so many like it are why I visit you first thing, every computer day.
You have a rare talent, bb; you do, indeed.
Anonymous said…
Try as I might, I just don't see you in that giant Mercedes. (Which is awesome, considering I'VE NEVER ACTUALLY SEEN YOU BEFORE.)

Hahahahahahaha! Cough. Cough.

Where was I?

Ah, yes.

Have you launched a second career in rap music behind our backs?

Lil' bb's rollin' on some dubs!
Mary said…
I went to Tokyo years ago and weirdly have been wanting to return there recently.

I love your love for your husband..
Digital Socks said…
My advice - don't put off the trip to Tokyo. It is the most fascinating place on earth. I have lived here for 6 years now and I'm still surprised by the city. True the flight is a pain, but it is worth it.

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