TALK TO "WILSON"
If you have watched the movie Cast Away with Tom Hanks, then you know the 'character' Wilson. Hanks plays a FedEx executive, Chuck Noland, who gets stranded alone on an isolated South Pacific island for four years. He learns to survive and one of his survival mechanisms is his imaginary friend Wilson--a soccer ball.
Some of the most humorous moments in the movie are conversations "Chuck" has with "Wilson." One of the funniest is when the Hanks character is making some rope out of vines and he suddenly turns to Wilson with a quizzical expression saying, "What?! What did you say? (pause) You just won't let it go, will you?"
Julie and I think that our Bee Balm plant has flowers that resemble Wilson. We call them our "Wilson!" blooms (said with urgency--"Wil-SON!" If you've seen the movie you know the urgency intended).
You may be wondering: does John have imaginary conversations with his "Wilson" flowers? That, my friend, is a mystery submerged in the deep waters of my soul. . . . . .
[some time later on the Frye deck]
"Hey, Wilson, I wrote a blog post about you. Do you want me to read it to you?"
"You don't? Why's that?"
"Get out of town. You're shy? I didn't know you were shy. What are you shy about?"
"Oh, the hair. ---Yeah, I understand. Really. I understand."