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(5) Things we love…#153

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Gone from these virtual pages but not forgotten. Certainly not forgotten by me as we are still in each other’s pockets on a regular basis – sofagirl I mean. She still contributes to this blog when my ideas are mediated through her opinion and by sending me suggestions for this weekly column. She is actually much more active than I am when it comes to scouring the web for the weird and the uplifting. The first three offerings come straight from her laptop. Enjoy your weekend and, if you are in the States, the extra hour of sleep on Sunday.

One. From an unlikely source: Playboy Magazine.

Two. What can be found  in a preschooler’s pockets is sweeter than you think.

Three. If you are in the mood for some thought-provoking ideas.

Four. A mysterious almond tree that gets decorated on every holiday. The story behind it is sweet and sad.

Five. After the devastating fires, an artists processes destruction and loss.

He Lost His Home in California’s Fires. Then He Made a Heartbreaking Cartoon About It.

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  1. Please stay being called Campariandsofa – it would seem weird if you changed it to just ‘Camparigirl’, like fish without chips or bread without butter! I will be in the Cape for my 50th Matric reunion next Feb, and will think of her as I travel from CT to Plett!
    As to the things found in a pre-schooler’s pocket….when my son was 6 yrs old I found a filthy hankie (handkerchief) in the pocket of his school shorts – as I gingerly fished it out with two fingers my son rushed up and said “don’t wash it! its got the blood of all my friends on it”!!!!!!

    November 5, 2017
    • That is the sweetest story, and it speaks to the intensity of friendship of children. Just beautiful. No, don’t worry, I would never change the name…you and sofagirl should get together when you are in CT.

      November 6, 2017
    • sofagirl

      If you find yourself in Cape Town with an hour to spare – the campari is on me!

      November 8, 2017
  2. The cartoon in #5 is absolutely heart-wrenching.
    Interesting, though, that both #2 and #5 are about things – the things that young children discover and consider “treasures”, and the things we hold onto that we consider irreplaceable…

    November 4, 2017
    • I hadn’t made the connection….it’s amazing that someone in the middle of such a loss could turn around and pour the grief on paper so quickly.

      November 5, 2017
      • And not just that, but to share it publicly as well

        November 5, 2017
  3. No. 5 in particular, blew me away. Stay safe and have a good weekend. P.S. Greetings to Sofagirl who is amazing.

    November 3, 2017
    • She is reading, she is always reading so, in a way, she is still connected to all of you too.

      November 5, 2017

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