One of those "random" ideas that popped into my head: little Constance gets her spring shearing at the hands of a very pregnant Mama Rose.
Little kids always seem to have a great deal of trepidation about haircuts, I figured little lambs feel the same about shearing. Mama Rose is telling her stories to keep her distracted an amused while the clippers go snip-snip. Probably silly embarrassing stories from the grand old ewe's past. Constance will be all velvety for a few weeks after this!
I kind of imagine this taking place on the stoop of the shanty, basically in the street: I can remember seeing little kids being bathed like that on the island, standing in a wash-basin full of warm water while mom or aunty did the scrubbing.
Mama is dressed in a fashion I've also seen in the rural parts of the island, a comfortable sort of mish-mash of clothing that has an almost neo-tribal look to it.
5 years ago
01 Nov 2013 20:22 CET
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