Sunday, May 23, 2010
Behind The Scenes
Tea: "I say old thing, who in Nowhere are these individuals?"
Rattus: "Well let me see, as I adjust my pince-nez and click and get a closer look....OH! Well of course; these are the people who are behind the scenes. Quite frankly sir, you wouldn't have a leg or a boot to stand on if it weren't for that first little dark-haired child with the orange socks." AND FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, PUT ON SOME CLOTHS TO PROPERLY GREET OUR GUESTS! AT LEAST PUT ON YOUR BOOTS...Have you no shame?"
Rattus: "Well then, the second child is the dear Dutchess from Hilltop; she is the maîtresse of the center of your affections, Miss Moussie and....."
Tea: "OH GOOD HEAVENS, SHE IS MY IDOL!"
Rattus: "SHUT IT and let me continue..EHEM.....then, there is my man...the little chap with the blue jacket. I understand he has a fetish for blue coats, hence MY blue manteau. He is a brilliant mind and loves a good argument, a pot of tea and reading on a rainy night."
Tea: "And the lovely little ladies following him?"
Rattus: The girl with the curl is the spirit of Gretta my sir; she has a love for wonder and often finds herself in the most fantastic situations but always finds the grace to laugh and carry on."
Tea: WAIT! I think I am following now....the next sweet little lady is Penny, our dear Bebe's spirit, so helpful, ready to serve and the best friend any two rats could have, and quite a baker to boot!"
Rattus: "Oh, remember the blueberry pies old man? She is the wonder baker behind it all. But do you recognize the last little child with the dark pony tail?"
Tea: Ah yes....Tita, the wonderful artist. She is dear to us all, isn't she sir?" With her skillful pencil and hands, she inspires us all to run freely in Nowhere and Wit's End with Racoon."
Rattus: Nothing gets past you dear Tea.