Monday, December 7, 2009

falling stars.

so there he was. standing there with a blank face and an armful of stars.
a pile of them lay at his feet.
what the hell, i must have muttered.
we stared at each other and before either of us could take a breath, he dropped them.
little crashing bells and splinters of glass and ice. slow motion like in the movies.
so i straightened him up and left him, blank faced and silent, hands in his pockets (if he'd had any) staring down at the pile of fallen stars around his feet.
you see, i was going to do it the other way around. ya know, standing there, bending down to collect an armful of the sparkly maasai stars for you. until first born walked in and poked his nose into this odd little creative endeavour.

he said, ag no ma. it should go the other way. it's better.

i think he's right. yeah.

toodely toot y'all...bises X.X.X. oh. sparkly starry ones. x j






18 comments:

Miranda said...

Love it! sad happy thoughtful little wooden man.

nmj said...

...whatever you end up doing with the wooden man & his stars, is way more funky than a christmas tree. x

Val said...

i imagine an armful of stars could get heavy but a wonderful thought - he can practise while you guys are travelling............or is he going with??

Mud in the City said...

How can something with no face be so expressive?? It must be the Ngorobob magic.
Hope it keeps you safe in your travels!
xx

Elizabeth said...

Dear Janelle
wishing you and your family lots and lots of stars
in life and in the sky.
Totally fried here as too much excitement
with our grandbaby due just after Christmas.
you blog delights as ever

family affairs said...

Don't leave him at home without giving him at least one star to hold Lx

word veri erthe! So that should keep him grounded.

Nancy said...

I'm glad the wooden man is feeling festive, if not confused.

Janelle said...

thanks y'all! HAPPY CHRISTMAS ALL ROUND...and love xxx j

karen said...

Starry Christmas greetings to you too - I love the adventures of the wooden man! Hope you have a fabulous month long holiday, and how nice if you could do some blogposts somewhere en route?! x

Mama Shujaa said...

Dearest Janelle,

Siku nyingi, najua. I've been lost, buried in work, writing, keep mambo nyumbani in order....kupotea tu.

I loved this post. Wished I coulda seen this wooden guy and the maasai stars bigger though...

Mingi Love
Mama Shujaa.

alex said...

Brilliant. x

Lori ann said...

safe travels dear janelli, merry christmas to all the little janellis too and (still)naked wooden man too.
lots love, xoxoxoxoxo

Just Another Savage! said...

Janelle,nice words you write. I have been following house on the hill for a while. met a friend Elle, (Elemer Besan) down in Mozambique last season and we spoke about you and the Dust Angels. Hope you don't mind, I did a post about your site on my Blog. www.sonsofsavages.blogspot.com Hope to get up to Arusha sometime please keep up the good work, Audwin

cammy said...

oh my sackness this is such a brilliant idea and superb written work...I LOVE IT...am I allowed to follow miss?

Ziongirl said...

Me loves the little nakey wooden man. He made me smile today!

Elizabeth said...

Happy NEW YEAR JANELLE!!!!
I am now a granny
whoopeee

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