Леди Совершенство

Lady Perfection

The charms of the strict beauty Mary are impossible to resist! Her chiselled figure, doll-black hair, elegant suit, two-button suede shoes evoked awe in me. Her arrogance, sharp tongue and habit of snorting did not annoy, but rather inexplicably attracted.

As a child, I often dreamed of finding myself inside beautiful atmospheric paintings or illustrations for fairy tales, and even inside the wallpaper in the nursery (by the way, "nursery" is also from Mary Poppins, before that my roomnata figured just like "little one"), and here is the chapter "A Hard Day", where Jane finds herself in the plot of an old plate, through a sunny meadow, and into a mysterious stone house covered with ivy - as if the embodiment of my childhood fantasies.
The chapter about two giantesses sticking golden stars to the sky smelled like gingerbread. Oh, and the golden stars shimmered mysteriously from the shelves of the gloomy candy store.

I dreamed that, like Jane and Michael, I would dream about a night at the zoo with talking animals. I was especially fascinated by the episode where the snake sheds its skin and presents it to Mary with the words, they say, make yourself a strap or shoes.

And the chapter about balloons sparkled with sunlight and bright colors in the blue sky, and it seemed that my parents would buy me a whole bunch of balloons, and I would fly over the park, I'm small, light...


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