A Theory of Relativity

I met a little Elf-man, once…


…Down where the lilies blow.


I asked him why he was so small…


…And why he didn’t grow.

He slightly frowned, and with his eye

He looked me through and through.

 

“I’m quite as big for me,” said he,


“As you are big for you.”

—JOHN KENDRICK BANGS.

All images copyright Naomi Baltuck

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53 Comments

    1. Thank you, Sarah. I appreciate the visit and the lovely comment. I have all these little bits and tidbits residing in my brain for decades and not a thing to do about it. The Weekly Photo Challenge was about SCALE, and I was delighted that I finally had the perfect excuse to share that poem.

    1. Dear Tess, you have such a good way with words–I love the idea of pictures and words–loving each other. I wouldn’t have thought of that, but it’s perfect! Thanks so much for the visit and for giving me a fresh new perspective through your eyes.

      1. You are welcome, Naomi. To be fair, y.o.u’r.e the one I believe has a way with words. Sometimes words jump off my keyboard and into my comments, I don’t even notice. ❤ ❤ ❤ I'm especially good with typos.

      1. I sometimes go a couple of weeks when daily life and demands seem more urgent than sitting down long enough to post. I am enjoying a relatively quiet time now that the winter holidays and the kids’ visits are over.

    1. Hi Dorota,
      Thanks for the visit and, as always, your generous response. The poem was written by John Kendrick Bangs, who was born in 1862 and died in 1922, but the meaning of the poem, which makes me smile every time I read it, is timeless and actually an important truth to remember.
      Did Rick have a happy birthday? How is the new Job? Give everyone a hug for me.
      Love,
      Naomi

    1. Thank you, Paula! Just got back from a writing retreat with no wifi–that’s a good exercise in awareness. But doing well, and hope you and yours are too! Hugs from Seattle to you!

  1. I’ve come back several times to this post, just to so I can smile with the photos again. I am instantly nine years old again and in love with everything miniature…the wondrous magical world of the non-ordinary… 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for making ME smile! Yes, yes, yes! I STILL love really big and really tiny things. I so enjoyed sharing my dollhouse with the kids, and looking inside every day to see what its inhabitants had been up to, with the help of the kids.

  2. This was so clever and fun, Naomi. I like to dabble in creative thought, so enjoyed your expressing your imagination and love of childhood things, too. I also enjoyed all the comments found here, truly a great place to visit and can understand why you have had visitors come back and stay awhile. It makes me think of that famous last words of “Petticoat Junction,” (I may have the t.v. show correct, memory sometimes plays tricks on me!) “Come on back here again and stay awhile!”

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