|School girls at Tropical House, Kew|
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Printing Kew: November 7, 2015
Imagine six little girls sitting before their easels twenty years ago, down by the side of a lake, painting the water-lilies, the first red water-lilies I'd ever seen. And suddenly a kiss, there on the back of my neck. And my hand shook all the afternoon so that I couldn't paint. I took out my watch and marked the hour when I would allow myself to think of the kiss for five minutes only--it was so precious--the kiss of an old grey-haired woman with a wart on her nose, the mother of all my kisses all my life.
November 8, 1918 Kew Gardens begins to be set up on press at Hogarth House (D1 216)