Curtains of Desire – Episode 3

2017-04-21a

“My sister goes off to buy the curtain material you have set your heart on but someone else has bought it. All 36 yards of it….  you write that you “could weep”.

2017-04-21b

“And when she suggests you come with her and your granddaughter on a trip to the nearest big city one hundred miles away, your first reaction is that you can’t do it. All that traipsing around … You must have been about 80 at the time, Mum.”

2017-04-21c

But then you think … Ah. Curtains, and off you go. You search and search … but in all the city you cannot find the material you so want.”

2017-04-21d

“For you still have “that lovely butter yellow” in your “mind’s eye.”

Curtains of Desire – Episode 2

2017-04-04a

“Your letter to me is dated February.”

2017-04-04b

“It’s very cold outside and you look at your curtains, thinking – “life is passing me by and I can’t stand them any longer”.

My sister brings you a sample of fabric from the nearest town – “Butter yellow linen with peonies” – just what you want.”

2017-04-04c

“You choose the paint and can’t sleep that night for thinking how you will redecorate your room.”

The Letter: Curtains of Desire – Episode 1

2017-03-26 (1)

“The other day I found one of your letters amongst some papers.”

2017-03-26 (3)

Is it a nice letter, dear?

2017-03-26 (4)

“It’s lovely, Mum. It’s a saga, that’s what you call it, about desiring and obtaining some new curtain material. You wanted that fabric so greatly.” Me and my materials. Your father used to call them my “schmutter”. Which curtains were these then?

Maintaining One’s Position

2016-08-23a

….I don’t know why you won’t make a cartoon about a cat. Do you remember we’d go to the pictures and Smutty would be waiting for us outside the cinema when we came out?

“I don’t remember … I think I was too young. I do remember him liking to sit on the white line in the middle of the road, though.”

2016-08-23b

“But Mum … I’m still not making  a cartoon about a cat.”