Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
And in the End was the Word, Amy's Word

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Power of Miniatures

This is me in 1965.  November 1- it was All Saints day and the city of Paris was shut down for the Holiday.  This was the first time my mind wrapped around the idea of a small human spirit holding in her hand  something larger than life.  I am holding a model of the huge Eiffel Tower.  It was a lesson for my consciousness many years in advance. (Kinda like Microcosm equals macrocosm.)

The funny thing about this picture of my father is that he looks like a priest blessing me.  Maybe he prayed/blessed for me to be as strong as a man.

This little plastic model was stepped on and eventually thrown out in the 1980's.  In 2004, when I was in Florence, Italy I was lucky enough to find one at the Ponte Vecchio made of silver to replace the broken one.  When they got me the plastic one I recall how I wanted one made of metal.  Even at age four I had an aversion to plastic.  I had repeated said "I want an Eiffel tower the entire trip from Bitburg, Germany where we lived to Paris.  I earned the title "tenacious".

Sorry if this is a self absorbed memoir today..... I would love to see the Eiffel tower again on French soil.

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