Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wonder Struck Believers
When Guido showed up at the Bird House, everyone was entertained by his antics, his charms, the theeck accent. But Amira and Maria were more than amused. They were engaged, wonder struck believers. And that may have been the most entertaining part of all.
Sunday, under a blue sky. Friends dropping by. Polishing off the last of the fresh salsa, opening a bottle of wine. We were felting bracelets, like we learned to do at the Atwood Street Festival. Hot air balloons drifted east, our conversations lingered over Haunted House plans, sewing a mask, felting dreads, how to operate a nineteenth century optometrist's device... stuff like that.
But Amira and Maria never broke away from a constant gaze into Guido's face. They tried to teach him things, they teased him, they adored him, they cajoled him. Guido had them eating out of his small, soft hands.