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Pocket Full Of Posies

I adore public sculptures of all kinds, but I have a soft spot for sculptures of people. (Remember one of my favorites, Magdalene?) Today J and I were at a park that I hadn’t explored before, and we came across this beautiful sculpture of a little girl.

I said, “Look…she has a pocketful of posies.”

He replied (a little too happily, if you ask me), “Oh, well, THAT’S bad news.”

“Ring around the rosy
A pocket full of posies
‘Ashes, Ashes’
We all fall down!”

(If you don’t know the supposed meaning of this verse, click here to understand why J was happily “doomsday” about the little girl’s flowers.)

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  • Liz November 26, 2011, 10:49 pm

    Yeah, they don’t teach that part of it in preschool (yet!!!)

    • Melisa November 27, 2011, 9:52 am

      A couple more years and the preschoolers will probably just look it up on their iPads.

  • Momo Fali November 27, 2011, 6:56 am

    Truly, the most morbid sing-song EVER.

    • Melisa November 27, 2011, 9:51 am

      Right? Amazing how “happy” it sounds when you’re a carefree little kid.

  • Tara R. November 27, 2011, 1:02 pm

    The peeps and I watch some documentary that explained the meanings of so many of those old nursery rhythms. Kinda morose really. The pic with J and the little girl is cute though.

    • Melisa November 27, 2011, 10:00 pm

      Thanks, I thought so too: they’re both adorable. 🙂

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