We looked like giants

When I was little, I lived in a world of unicorns and fields of giant marshmallows. In every shady wood or sunny meadow, I swore I would see a unicorn. Once, I made up a story and told enough people that I’d almost convinced myself.


But there really were giant marshmallows in the field.

The first time I saw them, I remember blinking, checking my eyes, saying incredulously: “What’s that?!
“Oh, just a field of giant marshmallows,” my dad replied.
“Where did you think marshmallows came from?”
“They grow in fields?!” And they did. Giant white cylinders against the horizon. I craned my neck to watch them as we drove past.


Of course, at some point I learned that they weren’t really marshmallows, though I’m sure I believed in soundly for at least a few weeks. They were just white plastic wrapped bails of hay.

I’m starting my first grown up job on Monday. Today, I bought a suit.

But when I was driving through the stretch of fields this morning, I swear for a second they were still full of marshmallows. But don’t worry, I kept my eyes on the road to avoid hitting unicorns.


  • By Michelle, July 17, 2011 @ 6:15 am

    You are great.

  • By Sebastian, July 30, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    I thought they might be really big mushrooms!

    They’re called ‘puff balls’ or something, I think… but I don’t know if they get that big :P

    How was your first day?

  • By Hezabelle, August 2, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

    The first day was absolutely terrifying. Subsequent days have been much better, usually alternating between mild panic and copious amounts of excitement.

  • By Eleni, August 29, 2011 @ 10:53 pm

    Somehow I missed this one earlier…

    I thought they looked like marshmallows, too, when I saw those things for the first time in Vermont! My parents were less fun, though, and straightened me out right then.

    I hope your job is going well!

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