Friday, March 31, 2006

Leap-sheep, charm, lap dog

We say "leap-frog, the French say leap-sheep, saute-mouton.

"Charm", said Jean Cocteau, "is the ability to solicit the answer "yes" before the question has been posed."

A woman in the Grove with a Hungarian setter puppy, sits on a bench. The dog jumps up and she cradles it like a child. "You're getting too big for my lap," she says. It rolls its eyes.

2 comments:

tristan said...

serendipity

just happened to see this five minutes after reading you ...

http://www.thecoolhunter.net/art/LEAP-COCK/

Plutarch said...

Right up to the minute!