~ Prickly subjects ~
I overhear two women in bathroom,
“He’s a thorn in my Mom’s side.”
The other one, trying to placate
her says, “Such a shame how
Life changes people.”
I was left contemplating.
I couldn’t think of any
people in my life I
could label a “thorn,”
“pricker,” or thistle.
The first two seem so negative
but my children’s first favorite
and Winnie the Pooh.
(A.A.Milne’s “House at Pooh Corner”)
The first two characters would
indupitively munched on thistles,
but only Eeyore mentions them.
I think thorns on blackberry
bushes are well worth wearing
long sleeves and pants to enjoy
** buckets **
of free wild blackberries.
I have three grown children,
each were especially cute as babies.
Once they grew from toddlers to
school aged children, they
were a “handful!”
I used to call my middle child,
“Jamie is the thorn…
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