Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Artwork by Melbourne based artist Peter Lyssiotis
The trick is to know who to imitate. Me? Well, I'm in my garden every Sunday imitating Brando. I'm strictly vegetables. Ok there ARE a couple of trees: a lemon, an apple and two figs (I'm very proud of my fig trees. One is called Lorca because it comes from Andalusian stock & the other The Sicilian because its roots are in Southern italy. In 'the Godfather' Brando dies while playing chasey with his grandchildren, round and round his tomato plants. He has a hankerchief around his neck, which he uses to pat down his sweat. And there's the rub; in summer among my Romas, Krims, Mortgage lifters, Tommy Toes, Tigerellas & Black Russians I'm always Brando, mopping the swaet from around my neck, my arms, my forehead...you see hankerchiefs are not only for waving goodbye!