Margaret Alice Second

Bronze Star - 2,835 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Astonishing And Astounding


My aura is violet tapering off into a soft,
rosy pink - the best explanation for what
is happening, I think; without planning I
browsed and found paper lined in violet,
pink, purple and green

And purple things: a mousepad, glitzy tiles,
a fairy dress - also discovered the softest
pink fleece - the same shade as the rose-
coloured satin throw I had bought for my
mother's bed

Also dug out my purple bag with pink diary
and my pink paper roses - yes, this must
be the colours of my aura, how else explain
everything perfectly fitting together with-
out my planning anything?

Borrowed 7 books from the library, Reader's
Digest ‘Did you Know? - New Insights Into a
World of Astonishing Facts and Astounding
Stories', ‘Space - The Hands-On Approach
to Science'

‘Visual Dictionary of the Universe', ‘Amazing
Facts', ‘Myths and Legends', ‘Symbols, Signs
& Visual Codes'; - best to begin with ‘How to
Improve Your Mind' by Andrew Wright to
prepare for the others

My son complains the book is for juveniles -
well, I'm old enough to be reckoned senile,
so this book is perfect for me - voilà!

Saturday 18 August 2012

Submitted: Saturday, August 18, 2012

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  • Freshman - 514 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (8/22/2012 1:51:00 AM)

    You come across as being very feminine. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Harriet James (8/18/2012 1:47:00 PM)

    Fabulously funny write - Ab Fab (you could send them this material) . Ah the Reader's Digest, something that will always remind me of my mother, and my grandfather before her! (Report) Reply

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