1 Work in Fresne - Marie de France
17 Feb 2014
Ash came into this world in an Ash tree.
Not literally, of course. Her mama didn't give birth to her while crouching up in a tree. She wasn't a bird. No Ash's mama just left Ash in the crotch of a tree by the ferry station in Tiburon sometime in the middle of the night. Leastwise she'd been well wrapped and hadn't even made a peep until the mule team pulling the morning's milk delivery started making their own ruckus.
Edouard Gurun was born in a castle. This sounded a great deal more impressive than it actually was. This castle was nine years old when he was born. It was made of cement that had been shaped to look like stone and mortar and then painted with yellow paint. Here and there were tiles that that depicted pictures of lumps of gold and the gingerbread was picked out in gold. This was the castle on Nob hill that gold and railroads had built.
- Part 1 of Songs in the Key of Marie