"Even if I had to import them," he said. "I consider them manly footwear. Possibly eccentric yet still manly footwear."
|Sara Midda watercolor of espadrilles from her charming "South of France - A Sketchbook."|
They reached a contemplation of other climes when TRM said he'd written to Jack Guscott at an address the friend had given for an estate in Darjeeling. If he was off wandering about, they'd hold his mail, he'd said. Mr. Apotienne showed Gloria the envelope, filled with an eclectic assortment of commemorative stamps for sufficient postage and enhanced with a color pencil drawing of James' tool box, highlighting the hammer. "Illustrated envelopes seem to belong to another universe, not just another time," he said. "Small anachronistic acts keep me on my toes."
|Hand-illustrated mail by Sir Henry Thornhill. Click on the "Send a card" link at the blog and you can share facsimiles of Sir Henry's envelopes with anyone who will appreciate his unique, delightful mail art.|
"Then we'll hope for another heat wave. Costumes encouraged."
To his new job Robert took the shopping bag Gloria filled with cellophane packets of cookies and scones. He thought he could see a boxed lunch beneath the sweets and mouthed a second, silent "thank you" after he thanked Gloria and said goodbye with a kiss on her cheek. She was slow to close the door, watching after him as he stepped smartly into the foggy morning, a man about his work.
Footnote: Not unlike Jack Guscott's fictional Teas of the World, Amazon (and I'm sure a number of other places) carries products from Steven Smith Teamaker. A friend shared some Big Hibiscus with us. It was fragrant, soothing and carried a subtle, spicy aftertaste. In looking it up, I found the flavor called Bungalow 47, from which I borrowed some of Jack's travel details.