Utopian Turtletop. Monsieur Croche's Bête Noire. Contact: turtletop [at] hotmail [dot] com

Tuesday, August 17, 2004


Sure, it’s a pretty tune, but what’s up with that bit about the bough breaking and the cradle falling and down coming baby, cradle and all? Maurice Sendak might say it plugs into kids’ absolutely accurate knowledge that life is precarious, and so we shouldn’t censor; an analyst of the soul’s conflicts with itself might say that it expresses the resentment of a parent toward a baby who’s been squalling for hours. My question is, who put the cradle in the freakin’ tree in the first place?

Comments: Post a Comment

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?