All my life I’ve congratulated friends who’ve had babies. And I’ve meant it. But now, a couple of days into having a daughter of our own, I feel it on a whole new level. I now know that all new parents are privileged with the deepest joy imaginable. So, congratulations again – this time with feeling.
I guess Juno is a relatively unusual name, but we liked it because it is easy to read/pronounce and that it has a whoa meaning as queen of the gods https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_(mythology)
I guess most people who have heard of the name will know it from that indie film from 2007 http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0467406/
But I first heard the name from this Throwing Muses song in the 80s http://youtu.be/_YZ-oUTAn3k
I’m stealing a line from Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. From now on, whenever I get a restaurant bill, I’m going to say, in exasperation, “what – they’re charging for butter now?”
For my friends in Country Kildare. There’s surely a t-shirt in this.
Five years have past; five summers, with the length
Of five long winters! and again I hear
These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs
With a sweet inland murmur.
Around Peckham and Dulwich over the past couple of years, there have been a number of large pieces of street art on the sides of houses and buildings. They looked commissioned rather than done without permission so for a while I thought it was just part of the gentrification of the area.
But then I found out it was cooler and cleverer than that. It seems that the sedate and splendid Dulwich Picture Gallery has been in on it. They invite artists to select a picture from the gallery and then use a detail from it to create an urban piece anew. How great is that?
My favourite is at the end of our road – ROA has taken a detail of a dog defecating in a much more complicated oil painting and done it in his own style.