Friday, March 28, 2008

in Spanish, there are two ways to relate an event:
there are cuentos - - stories (the fictional kind)
and there are historias - - histories (you know, the true kind)
I like it; I like that in a world where the distinction between the real and the imaginary is too often muddied, there exists a way to differentiate between the two - - that within the vocabulary itself, I'm offered the possibility to tell my boys the STORY of how Jack slew the giant (uuuhhhh . . . althoughI have to admit that in my version Jack doesn't actually slay the giant, he returns good for evil, and wins the giant over to be a dear friend . .. I'm a dork, I know . . . ) and the HISTORY of how David slew the giant Goliath.
It's nice, don't you think?

on a different, though possibly equally important, note - - I think I'm becoming an old woman.
I like blue cheese
I like walnuts
I like blue cheese and walnuts together.
growing old is actually kind of pleasant.


Kasey said...

i didn't know that was an old woman thing. one of my favorite salads at macaroni grill involves both bleu cheese (shavings) and walnuts. mmmmm...

Whitney said...

I didn't know that either....I've been enjoying that combination for years. Delicious!

Heather Pelczar said...

so, where does goat's cheese fall on the old woman cheese scale? Before or after blue? and what if someone has always liked walnuts? are they an old soul or what?

Naomi Smith said...

so maybe it has less to do with age and more to do with class, and you all were born classy, and I'm working my way up!

mmmm . . . goat cheese . . . another new love of mine!

Desiree said...

You like?!?! Those pics were so fun to take! Selma is just precious by the way! We are all praying that Isabeau is red-head like her mama, my dad especially! You sure lucked out in that dept, 3 out of 3.

darcie said...

Yes, I think it's nice-that distinction in Spanish vocab, and no, you're not a "dork"; returning good for evil is truth from Romans 12, right? Never too yong to start practicing that one-Aye, battling the flesh is akin to slaying giants, don't you think?