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Happy 2012!

January 10, 2012

Marigold was putting the final touches to her list of New Year’s Resolutions. So far she had:

 1) Do my bit to help shift the British chocolate mountain.

2) Never be caught without my diamonds.

 She peered at the list and sighed. It struck her as pretty feeble, on the whole. After all, wasn’t it jolly old Michelangelo who’d said something like… Well, what HAD he said, exactly? She strolled over to her bookshelf- ah, yes, that was it! “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it”. Hmmm. She considered a moment, and picked up her pen.

 3) Learn Japanese, Sanskrit and Urdu.

4) Train to become astronaut.

5) Achieve perpetual poise and grace.

6) Live happily ever after.

 Yes, that ought to do to be going on with…


5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2012 9:06 pm

    … dream the impossible dream! :)

    • January 14, 2012 1:07 pm

      Ha! Ah, to dream the impossible dream…… Of course. Well, that goes without saying :)
      (If only it weren’t quite so…Impossible…)

  2. January 21, 2012 2:30 pm

    You should write for the J. Peterman catalog (which I read a little bit for the clothes, but mostly for the marvelous text).

    • January 22, 2012 11:56 pm

      Oh my gosh. Thanks so much- that is a HUGE compliment for me, because I too read the J. Peterman catalog for the fantastic text!
      (And, yes, just a little for the clothes.)

  3. July 26, 2012 7:02 am

    I miss your wonderfully witty posts, please come back! Hope you are just busy doing something fabulous

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