Friday, October 12, 2007


My new favorite fictional children's character is Ciuffettino, who has adventures while sporting an enormous quiff. I just finished reading Umberto Eco's book The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, which introduced me to this young wonder. Eco quotes from the Ciuffettino book: "An immense quiff gave him a curious appearance, causing him to resemble a feather duster. And do you know, he was fond of his quiff!" Amen.

1 comment:

Nike said...

Sorry I haven't replied to your e-mail, I've not been well, bad back and the ear infection and sinusitis are hanging around. Very tired.

Thanks for your e-mail. I hope things pick up in Las Cruces. It's harder making friends when you're older, isn't it? Take care and keep in touch.