Saw this over at Maud Newton–posted by the marvellous Stephany Aulenback, who also blogs there–and haven’t stopped laughing yet.

“I need an agent. I want to produce a board book called “Beckett for Babies.” Much like that Baby Einstein book I’ve just linked, this book will feature photographs of small babies and toddlers. In this case, they will be photographs of small babies and toddlers struggling to do small baby and toddler things. Each photograph will be accompanied by a suitable Beckett quotation.

For instance, a photograph of a baby wobbling on the verge of her first step will feature the text “I can’t go on. I’ll go on.”

A series of photograph of two toddlers earnestly stacking a pile of blocks only to knock them back down will be accompanied by this dialogue:

First baby: That passed the time.

Second baby: It would have passed in any case.

First baby: Yes, but not so rapidly.

And a close-up of a distraught, wailing baby imprisoned in his high chair will read “Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it’s awful.”

I could go on, but I won’t. Anyone who can help make this dream a reality (and me as rich as that Baby Einstein lady) should email me at stephka@maudnewton.com immediately.

Posted by Stephany Aulenback

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