Granny has opened a Farmers Market. It is a big empty hall with tables. A vendor at each table operates a micro-business.
You Don’t Say
George, do you think Granny is stuck between successes again?
A market, she says! Now what kind of a market is that? She needs more than a few vendors. The weather? Blame it on the weather? What about poor planning, George? What about that?
Hmmmm needs a special feature … Yes sign up for craft class. Reasonable rates, I think. Sign up here
Let’s see if we can find Granny a few more vendors.
- Do something awesome
If Granny is going to do something awesome … Maybe she needs to start working on her … Hmmm well this habit she has of stopping mid-sentence … Well pausing, if you must insist, George.
What do you mean … Pause for the cause!
That is ridiculous! George and you know it.
OH! You mean Granny is thinking about tea?
And pausing for a cuppa tea is a metaphor?
Hmmmmm …OK let’s begin again …
1. Have a cuppa tea
2. …Think Wow … a whole new day to enjoy
3. Work on the Libretta
4. Dig out that old dictionary
5. Think about costumes for rock opera
6. Play violin
About this list of Granny’s … Her must do list I guess is what it is. Might she not consider something practical?
Well … Explaining herself for a start … Nobody can get through life depending entirely on metaphors and pauses and such silly expressions as hmmmm … Can they?
And what on earth does Granny mean by TH?
Another metaphor? Meaning what exactly?
Oh, now she is waiting for the Harper? TH means “Tea With The Harper”, does it? And you say she is working on the song? Doesn’t that sound a bit too much like something … way way back … something by Cat Stevens? Different tune? I see.
Once there was a Granny who went in search of Seven Deadly Sins jokes. Of course it was not long before Granny discovered that this was really much fun. What happened was that Granny soon discovered that Seven Bears were less trouble to deal with.
The conclusion Granny reached was that
You cannot tell the real story without naming names …
So granny asked the first bear: what is your name good sir?
The bear gave Granny a quizical kind of look and replied:
My name is Greed.
G:And what is your story?
G:what do you mean?
G:Everyone has a story.
Greed then asked Granny which story she wanted to hear. Greed was the sort of bear that often made that sort of offer because he realized that many people would only listen to the sort of story they wanted to hear.
Not a story, An opera, said Granny, I wish you help me with my opera. Tell me how I go about building a great opera … One as great as … Hmmmm … The Divine Comedy
Do you realize, responded the Bear, how very Greedy you sound?
You are asking for too much. Why do you ask for something so impossible?
G:Too big, too expensive, too difficult … You on the otherhand are too insignificant. Imagine trusting an unknown Granny with the resources to create something akin to the Divine Comedy!
Well then … Whwt if I start with something … Let’s say along the lines of Tartuffe? Wet my slippers on that first.
You are persistant!
Well, said the Granny, I’ve a lot of time to make up for and only so many years left … Besides who else is doing anything to provide jobs. Think of all the more jobs we could provide with some project like the Divine Comedy. We might even hire John Lennon … George Harrison … Johnny Cash … Chet Atkins …
But aren’t they all gone … Somewhere … How could you include them?
There is my point … Anything is possible if you dream big. And since they don’t need the money … We’ll donate it to my favourite cause … ME!
Granny … You are just plain greedy