Paper: Kew Gardens
The structure of this short story is really similar to fim scenes to me. I can see every image of the paragraphs, paragraphs by paragraphs and frame by frame.
First of all, the amazing, gorgeous, beautiful vivid sights of the garden show on the big screen and there were few couples of elderly people and friends. The meaningful, real life conversations of elderly men and women appearing on screen, the paper, crosswise.
The colors of the flowers and theirs shapes, and the movement of the insects are vividly described. We could see that clearly from the first, fifth, tenth and twelfth paragraph. And between those paragraphs are the interesting and odd conversations of the elderly couples and friends.
Précis and summary:
This interesting and lush story circles around Kew Gardens on one hot day in July. With various odd and interesting couples walked by and talk. They were letting their thoughts and memories in their conversations. Exchanging words at the lush and beautiful garden.
One man stands 6 feet in front of a woman. Her stroll has purpose. She looks back once in a while to be sure her children aren't too far behind them. The woman's husband, Simon, keeps his distance intentionally, although he does this unconsciously. He wants to think to himself. He remembers about he was going to the Kew Gardens 15 years ago with a girl named Lily. That day they sat by the lake. He begged her to marry him all afternoon, as he watched a dragonfly circle around them. He remembers Lily's shoe. It was square with a silver buckle at the toe. The entire time he spoke to her all he could see was her shoe. Her foot moved impatiently as he spoke and for this reason he knew what her response would be without having to look up at her. The whole of her seemed to be in her shoe, just as all of his love and desire seemed to be in the dragonfly. He thought if the dragonfly settled on a leaf, it would be a sign that Lily would say yes to his proposal....