Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The elephant in the room

‘Why don’t you prune this tree?’ Peggy asked as a branch pinged at her face. ‘It must be the oldest pear tree I’ve ever seen. Look at its trunk, all gnarled like an elephant. And if you’re not careful it’ll grow right inside your kitchen door. Not to mention blocking your view and your light and the insects that will come in.’

Intensive Care and Daughter Buffalo (Vintage, Random House NZ 2008)

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