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NADO AND THE GLOVES : A SHORT STORY WITH FOTOS

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ONCE-UPON-A-TIME, THERE WERE THREE PAIRS OF GLOVES...GARDENING GLOVES.
ALTHO THE GARDEN WAS STILL HELD IN WINTER'S GRIP,IT WAS A MILD GRIP... IT WAS NOT WINTERY-COLD DOWN-SOUTH, AND NADO HAD SET-TO WITH A PURPOSE, OUT BACK, WITH SECATEURS AND BOW-SAW, FOR ODD DAYS TOWARDS THE END OF JANUARY, MAKING-DO WITH HIS LATE FATHER'S GLOVES, AS PROTECTION FROM THORN, BRAMBLE AND NETTLE...THERE WAS MUCH WORK TO BE DONE...
...UNFORTUNATELY, AND INCREASINGLY SO, THE GLOVES WERE OF LITTLE PROTECTION. HOLES ABOUNDED AND THE CHAMOIS LEATHER HAD HARDENED AND WAS INFLEXIBLE. HIS FINGERS BORE MANY CUTS AND PRICKS THAT STUNG FOR QUITE A WHILE. AND BESIDES, THEY WERE TOO BIG! SO, NADO TRIED-ON HIS LATE MOTHER'S GLOVES... ...BUT PRETTY AS THEY WERE, THEY WERE TOO SMALL!! [DEAR READER, THIS SOUNDS SO MUCH LIKE THE "PATTERN" OF GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS...APOLOGIES! BUT I WILL CONTINUE...]...SO, NADO TRIED ANOTHER PAIR OF HIS MOTHER'S GARDENING GLOVES... ...BUT THEY WERE UNCOMFORT…

TO PARAPHRASE MY MOTHER....KISSING A MAN WITHOUT A MOUSTACHE IS LIKE DRINKING COFFEE WITHOUT CREAM OR VIEWING THE MOON WITHOUT CLOUDS....THINKING OF HER AS i APPROACH ANOTHER BIRTHDAY.

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* * * * * golden goji hermitage 30/january/2015 *************** 

RECCE TO THE FLEET Nr. CHESIL BEACH

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* * * * * GOLDEN GOJI HERMITAGE 29/JANUARY/2015 *************** 

IN A SIDE-STREET SOMEWHERE A SHOP-ASSISTANT BUFFS-UP A LEATHER BAG IMPORTED FROM MORROCO...MAYBE HE DREAMS OF HIS TEACHER THE PUPPET-MASTER...MAYBE OF HIS HOMELAND...MAYBE OF HIS GRANDCHILDREN WITH WHOM HE SOMETIMES WALKS BY THE RIVER HAND-IN-HAND AS THEY GO TO FEED THE WATERFOWL...AND THERE'S A PEAR TREE IN THE GARDEN...AND THE EVENING AIR IS ALWAYS BALMY... BUT FOR NOW HE JUST WORKS ...BUFFING THE LEATHER BAG.....ADMIRING THE PATINA......

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* * * * * GOLDEN GOJI HERMITAGE 28/JANUARY/2015 *************** 

AT THE SITE OF RUST

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* * * * * GOLDEN GOJI HERMITAGE 28 JANUARY 2015 ***************