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26 October 2006 @ 10:00 pm
...for a student of pop  
Elsa was wearing a cute floral dress as she opened the door this evening, tied at the front with a gigantic red bow. She had bought the dress in New York, recently, en route from a conference on the study of popular music at Nashville, Tennessee. Is she the coolest person on the planet, or what? Just inside the door I handed over a trio of gifts - (1) a rose, (2) red wine and (3) halva. This got the night off to a perfect start, and we spent the next four hours grinning at one another.

Quietly, at the head of the table, the rose unfolded itself.
 
 
 
bootie_17 on October 26th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
sigh

merci FOR THIS POST :-)
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:15 am (UTC)
My pleasure, as always - I'm pleased to hear that you're enjoying this stuff.
phenix_in_flame on October 26th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)

"Quietly, at the head of the table, the rose unfolded itself."

That brings such an amazing mental picture to mind!

Today, I collected a bunch of yellow leaves. These leaves were such that they were like flower petals, and a whole bunch of them together made a gorgeous yellow flower :) I want to press it in a book, and send it in a card to my mom! ^_^

By the way... What is halva?
rachel2205 on October 26th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
Halva!

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shuraiya on October 26th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
How romantic!
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:17 am (UTC)
I think so, yeah - but dinner parties should always aim for something gorgeous, right?
mochaberry on October 26th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
*sigh*

Lovely.
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:17 am (UTC)
A very pleasant night was had by all.
kjax on October 26th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)

YES!
good show, thiel!
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)
Cheers - I'm thrilled to see that you're liking it! Making it is fun, as well.
colormered08 on October 26th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)
That dress sounds very cute! This post is full of happiness. =)
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:19 am (UTC)
I haven't seen such a cute dress since, um, April. So, yeah - major happiness highlight.
carpe_lucem on October 26th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
:)
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:19 am (UTC)
Smile back!
moon_gurl on October 26th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
I seriously thought my boyfriend was the only person to eat Halva, it is a big treat for him.
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:20 am (UTC)
God bless your boyfriend, and all, but in my little world the stuff is everywhere...

Yum.
nightbluesprite on October 27th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)
Quietly, at the head of the table, the rose unfolded itself.

Your imagery is infinitely squee-worthy.
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:20 am (UTC)
Strong words! Thanks, though - I'm glad you like how I write.
moonlight_steel on October 27th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
-T. S. Eliot
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:21 am (UTC)
Wise.

Although somewhat self-serving, for old Thomas Stearns?)
flawed_merit on October 27th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)
A beautiful image springs to mind. Cheers, thiel ;D

I'm also reading through your iambic pentameter project, which evokes images just as wondrous. Good, good stuff.
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)
Thanks! Oh, I'm totally thrilled to hear that you're going back to the poem. I had a wonderful time writing that, last year...

xx
iloveyouohno on October 27th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
Through your writing, all of your readers share in the experience of giving and receiving the flower. In this way you give hundreds of flowers a day :)

Thank you
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)
I love hearing this stuff, getting a sense that maybe the physical act is only the beginning...

Thank you.
enragedcontent on October 27th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
Oh the imagery.
I, as a female, respect people like her. Big bows and things would get in the way.. I find it to be a trait of beauty I currently cannot possess.
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:23 am (UTC)
Yes. Big bows are a bit too much for me too, right now. Respect to those who can survive the things!
couldtry on October 27th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
Wine, roses and halva. Such a perfect combination! Although if you pounded them into a paste... no.
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:23 am (UTC)
Or...yes?
postecspo on October 27th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
I can't tell you how glad I am for adding this journal.
You're writing is absoloutley beautiful, and I find myself looking forward to your post.

Thankyou for what you are doing, lovely.
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:24 am (UTC)
Warm thanks for these super-kind words! I'm delighted to hear that you're enjoying my journal.
kisekileia on October 27th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
This post is adorable. I love the mental images.
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:24 am (UTC)
Thank you - I'm very pleased to hear that my work is being enjoyed.
satirical_love on October 27th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
Why can't more men be like you? *le sigh*
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:25 am (UTC)
Because that would just be silly.
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elschmo on October 27th, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
Aww, this is so sweet. I love the last sentence and the imagery it brings to mind.

My name is Elsa too. :)
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:25 am (UTC)
Good name!

And, in that case, I'm glad that you approve of this post...
krumpette on October 27th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
This one gave me deja vu.

Something about a bucket. Anyway. ;)
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:26 am (UTC)
When the image clarifies, do let me know...
hauntingdream on October 27th, 2006 06:47 am (UTC)
And to complete the mental picture; what color was the rose?

Thanks for posting.
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:26 am (UTC)
I'm still on the "apricot" ones, although my friends were suggesting "salmon pink," last night. Very healthy things, this time around.
cecilyrules on October 27th, 2006 09:24 am (UTC)
Ohhhh, pretty. The rose AND the dress.
thiel on October 27th, 2006 09:27 am (UTC)
Yes. The combination was indeed compelling.
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thiel on October 27th, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC)
Halva is a delicious middle-eastern treat -
see some of the earlier comments for pictures, descriptions, fandom...
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alicial on October 27th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
That's so beautiful! Cheers!
thiel on October 27th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much - I'm really glad that you enjoyed this post.
digitalusrex on October 27th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC)
hee hee. my name is elsa.
thiel on October 27th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
Great name! Suitably uncommon.
pearlformance on October 27th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
That's beautiful. Sooooo romantic. :)
thiel on October 27th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
Hee - I'm glad you liked it as much as I did!