Yesterday while unpacking boxes I found this porcelain switchplate cover featuring Peter Rabbit. In the summer of 2000, our mother took my older sister and me on a ten-day tour of Great Britain (though my big sister is a happy world traveler, I think our mother guessed this might be my single international travel experience).
I bought the Wedgwood switchplate at Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter, in England’s Lake District. We would have our own home soon and I knew this would be perfect for the bedroom of my girl, Lucy, then two years old.
Yesterday I picked up the plate and remembered Meryl Streep’s line in Out of Africa: “Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.”
Lucy is a good sport and quite willing to have Peter on her wall at nearly 20. Unfortunately her room has a double switch so the plate will not fit.
Maybe the pantry!