Dear Friends,

 

I think Brownie and Pearl live the dream life. The big things are all taken care of and they get to do all the fun stuff: take dips in the pool, try on hats, go to birthday parties with cats, and drive around the neighborhood in a jazzy pedal car. What could be better than that?

 

I don't know where they came from. One day they walked into my head and I could feel the language of their life, and it was a 1940s kind of language, when people said "Let's go for a spin," "She's so dolled up," "He made good."  Maybe I stayed up too late the night before watching old Katharine Hepburn movies.

 

But they are a dream team, Brownie and Pearl. To use another old phrase, "They're the berries." And they love being who they are.

 

 

CYNTHIA RYLANT