Thursday, April 14, 2011

Measuring Cups

Mabel Watson Payne has shown consistent interest this week in standing on the sofa and manipulating a carefully curated selection of objects – three plastic measuring cups, a tangerine, and an apple. Every day she returns to these, insisting on being hoisted into position so that she can get to work.

Nobody exactly understands why this game of her own inventing makes her so happy, but nobody quarrels with the fact that it does.