It’s true. Just look at the photos below. On the left, my Simon Scarecrow, of ‘Small Knitty Gritty Folk Tales’ fame, and to the right, his long-lost twin, being read to by author Carol Ann Martin.
It was just one of those Destiny moments. I was idly checking the LinkedIn groups I belong to, focusing on the Australian and NZ Authors group and found that Carol Ann Martin was announcing a new Facebook page she has recently created. The name captured my imagination and I just had to go and check it out. Look what I found –
With a name like that, who could resist? But then my attention was riveted on the listener in the author’s profile photo (pictured above). I rubbed my eyes, held my breath, looked away, looked back – and there he still was – Simon’s twin brother! I was astounded. And when I showed Simon, I can tell you, it nearly knocked the stuffing out of the poor boy- such was his shock.
When he recovered his equilibrium, he pleaded and postured, and finally even threatened ‘go slow’ action if I did not post his story to the site. After that, he refused to make another sound… not even a whimper. Well… ‘go slow’ AND the silent treatment, all proved too much for me to take. What can I tell you? I’m his mother – putty in his hands it seems. As a result, will you just look at the smile on Simon’s face? And his brother looks suitably impressed, too. Don’t know his name yet, but all will come clear.
At this moment, the follow-up has been Carol writing some kind words on her page about Simon and I (and the rest of the Knitty Gritty Kids, too), and getting the right photo in place for me. Wonder if this means her and I are now related? Sounds good to me.