Who arranges the flowers? ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Jim Webster, aka Tallis Steelyard:

Flower arranging is one of the fine arts. Wise ladies who are sagacious enough to number themselves among my patrons insist on this fact and who am I to gainsay them? And of course the fine arts are important and standards must be maintained. Indeed under almost no pressure I will agree that it is important that these things are done ‘correctly’. To be sure, in the past I have judged flower arranging, so I could claim some expertise in the matter, especially as I have survived comparatively unscarred.

So when ladies give time to doing the arrangements which grace the Shrine of Aea in her Aspect as the Personification of Tempered Enthusiasm, I join the generally muted chorus of appreciation. I make no suggestions and offer no unsolicited advice. Thus and so I am considered ‘sound’ in these matters and life proceeds in a placid, indeed genteel manner.

Then a problem arose. For reasons I cannot even pretend to understand, Madam Silvany and Madam Postulin fell out. Whether they first argued over a flower arrangement, or whether they argued over something else and the argument spread to the flower arranging I cannot now say, (if indeed I ever knew) but the breakdown in relations was serious.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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5 Responses to Who arranges the flowers? ~ Tallis Steelyard

  1. jwebster2 says:

    Fresh air, exercise, what else could you want 🙂

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