Saturday, May 24, 2008

S'mores









28 comments:

ellen said...

Caroline, I love the glow of friendship, sharing of oneself, and saying "Yes, I have the time to be with you. If not now, then when?" at the end when all are enjoying the multi-layered sweetness of confection and connection.
...And, of course, I admire the wonderful grocery store that sells such important items for reaching out to others in simple ways.
You have inspired me now. I think that I am going to clear a little space in my pantry, where I can go and reach for some of these things, where I will be reminded that we all have and need these qualities. Perhaps the more we employ them, the more our "personal pantries" will be replenished.

fabi the fabioulis said...

dear caroline,
You are an awsome naghbor and a cool ilistrater and a nice writter by you naghbor fabi.

melisa said...

Dear caroline,
you are a very nice and cool writter and i loved you story

melisa and fabi said...

dear caroline,
you are a very nice and cool writter keep writing storys and you'll go far in life

T.R. said...

Wow, my neighbors are preppy, blonde and out of place in this old, historic neighborhood I moved into. They won't even share a smile. Thank goodness for people like Luis, who with a little luck and a lot of s'mores-sharing, will make the world a better place.

Once again, your post makes us stop in our tracks and remember to smell the roses and ready for impromptu s'mores moments. (snail mail arrived 2day!!!!). You are so much more than your visual talent!!!!

Ginnie said...

Caroline, I can't help but compare this your past life. Your neighbors are darling and you've made yourself a wonderful family with them. You are one in a million.

bobbie said...

Just read those comments, Caroline! See how you inspire us all with your wonderful drawings and the lessons they teach us. I am so pleased and happy to call you friend and neighbor

Sacred Suzie said...

Oh how I adore how food can bring people together! Good for you for going out and picking up the materials to make this special summer treat for people. That's how communities really grow, through communal eating. I really believe that!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Some times it takes a kid to show us the way.

Sandpiper said...

Oh, I love this. It's beautiful, Caroline. :)

mon@rch said...

Caroline, such a stunning story and drawings! Although I know for sure I would have cracked the first day! Hmm I love S'mores!

Wren said...

I love your stories, and the fact that they are all so different. Their common core is the love in them. Thanks for this one especially, the simple act of neighborliness that could change the whole world if practiced often.

nina said...

We have S'mores at least once every summer--and it's not summer, if we don't find time to have them.
There's something about gathering around a darkened fire circle, watching flames and reflecting on what has happened since we were last there.
And, when I've made them for my children, then watched them make them for themselves, and, now, make one for me--it's very telling--the passing on of tradition...with the passing of time.

Selma said...

I don't actually know what S'mores are (being an Aussie) but the sentiment in the tale is captivating. Luis looked so disappointed when you first said no. I'm glad he got his wish in the end. (Going off to google S'mores now....)

Pam said...

I'm glad you said yes before he stopped asking. It is your nature to be kind and share your time with others and they are always the better for it. As for s'mores... I'm actually craving a root beer float.

Lana Gramlich said...

I think this is the best post you've ever done. It gave me that warm, fuzzy feeling (& I've never even had s'mores.) As the saying goes, "out of the mouths of babes..."

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I just love your drawings and great stories. Wish I had half yout talent.

organicsyes said...

Found you again...I just love your storytelling. It brings me joy! And your artwork speaks of who you are.

Nazu Tonse said...

I was just going to say I love your post but after reading all the comments I must add - what lovely comments!! Not only do you communicate wonderfully, you inspire people to reply in like!!

And good luck with the 2-year-olds! (You're not going to be teaching them French, are you??) I expect they'll bring along another new flavour to this delicious blog of yours. Looking forward to a taste of that! Keep blogging, writing, drawing, and roasting!

Mary said...

Oh, Caroline! Makes me melt into a puddle of love. Your post here, says so much for all of us. However, like Monarch said, I would have cracked in a few days :o) You needed time to think about sweet Luis and what really matters.

Thanks for your insight and artistic talent to tell such a sweet story.

Mary

GreenishLady said...

Hi! Hi! Hi! I lost your blog a long time ago, and so often thought... wonder where Caroline went to? HERE YOU ARE!!! Hurrah... and making wonderful pictures still.

Can you tell I'm happy?

Suzy said...

I love this one too. Makes me think that I have to get together with my dear neighbors, soon! (And dear friends who just happen to live across town ...)

Laura said...

Caroline is wildly popular in our neighborhood.
She's been giving art classes in our front yard to much acclaim. Kids I've never seen before knock on the door and ask, "Is the artist here?"

A few days ago, we took a walk and, upon returning to our house, a dozen kids poured out into the street yelling, "Caroline! Caroline!" (They ignored me like I was chopped liver.)

Caroline *is* a S'more we just can't get enough of.

Christine said...

I love your blog format- so fun. Luis sounds like my son. He LOVES my neighbor. (my son is 3- my neighbor is around 60) She is famous for her pumpkin cookies, and kindness. :)

2sweetnsaxy said...

I absolutely adore your blog and I love your work! I plan to take my time and check out each of your posts because I enjoy them so much!

me ann my camera said...

How enjoyable your blog is! And I especially love the marshmellow roast picture! It has all the ambience of the real thing, of really being there. The firelight and colour invite and creates an all round good time feeling.

freebird said...

Absolutely perfect!

Kimberly said...

You may never see this comments since May has come and left us, but I'm catching up. I discovered you charming just a few days ago.

Anyway, I love this post. My favorite so far. Keep creating.