Suzy Snapper
Saturday, September 09, 2006
The Tree Man
The phone rang last night. Ms. Thang has returned from her family camping trip. I don't want to say exactly how much I missed her, but well, it might have been a little bit. Maybe more than that.

The little voice said "Annie'll never guess what happened when we came home".

"What, sweetie?", I smiled at the giddy sound of her voice.

"A man moved into our TREE!", she exclaimed. Not knowing what exactly she was talking about, I asked her for details.

"A GNOME Man! He moved into our tree so he can watch over us and make sure we're ok. Alex and me."

Somewhat confused, but having a vague idea, I asked "Like a faerie? Is he a little spirit in the tree?"

Exasperated, she explained to her slow Auntie, "No! Like a GNOME! Faeries have wings and they live OUTSIDE trees. GNOMES are INSIDE!"

Silly me.

My brother emailed me soon after with the pictures of their new guest.

Vancouver, British Columbia
A patriotic Canadian full of visions of a better Canada, random thoughts and a lot of hot air. Who am I? A struggling writer and photographer trapped in a corporate buyer's body. Steel shopping by day, and freeflowing prose by night. One day I hope to have the nights become my days, but am intimidated by the sheer amount of people who share my dream. So I read. A lot. I learn. A lot. I push myself. A lot. The world is a small place, and getting smaller every day. I'm proud to have friends in every corner of the earth, and abide by the old adage that there are no strangers, only friends we haven't met yet.
This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from cdnsue. Make your own badge here.