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.


tristan said...


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

Unknown said...

Right up to the minute!