CREATIVE Alex BarrNWR Issue 113
Theory and Design in the Age of Innocence
We walked to a tree. The sun through its leaves and branches was warm on my skin. We looked at one of the things hanging on it.
‘Right,’ he said, ‘find a name for that.’
Daddy sighed. ‘Isn’t that a bit of a mouthful?’
I laughed. ‘A bit of a mouthful’ was a good joke, because the thing hanging there was tasty. I’d tried one and it was sweet and juicy with a small end you could bite to get started.
He said, ‘You don’t want to say all that each time you refer to it.’ ‘Why not? Who would I refer to it to
He smiled – at least I think he did, because I could only look with my eyes half shut.
‘To me of course. Or to yourself, to help you think about it.’ ‘Well how about just the pehehehar?’
‘I might think you were laughing.’
‘Just pehar, then,’ I grumbled. ‘Or even pear.’
‘Pear sounds fine.’
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