Someplace

January 19, 2020

“If we walk far enough,” says Dorothy, “we shall sometime come to someplace.”

L. Frank Baum
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

She bade her friends good-bye, and again started along the road of yellow brick. When she had gone several miles she thought she would stop to rest, and so climbed to the top of the fence beside the road and sat down. There was a great cornfield beyond the fence, and not far away she saw a Scarecrow, placed high on a pole to keep the birds from the ripe corn. Dorothy leaned her chin upon her hand and gazed thoughtfully at the Scarecrow. Its head was a small sack stuffed with straw, with eyes, nose, and mouth painted on it to represent a face.  An old,  pointed blue hat, that had belonged to some Munchkin,  was perched on his head, and the rest of the figure was a blue suit of clothes, worn and faded, which had also been stuffed with straw. On the feet were some old boots with blue tops, such as every man wore in this country, and the figure was raised above the stalks of corn by means of the pole stuck up its back.

L. Frank Baum
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Walking

December 23, 2019

The road was still paved with yellow brick, but these were much covered by dried branches and dead leaves from the trees, and the walking was not at all good.

L. Frank Baum
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

my own back yard

November 20, 2016

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If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.

L. Frank Baum
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The fairy view…

June 15, 2016

John Anster Fitzgerald - The Artists Dream

‘All mortals are, I think, wearisome,’ returned the fairy, with a sigh.

L. Frank Baum
Queen Zixi of Ix