Excerpt from “Brownies” by Juliana Horatia Ewing, reprinted in Up One Pair of Stairs of My Book House, edited by Olivia Beaupre Miller, 1920-1937. Illustrator Maginel Wright Enright.
There is a mystic quality that may be part of our infatuation with bodies of water. Reflecting pools are ever popular and their special effects makes them subject to extra attention from photographers and other artists.
They can be surrealistic and mesmerizing with their shimmering movements. Also, they can make one feel a bit upside-down.
Animals seem very much attracted to the odd look of themselves in the water. Molly, the princess dog, can’t get enough of looking at herself in their pond.
Hmmm, think I’ll invest in a dresser top version for self esteem, and skip the makeup.