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Meredith BlumThe most successful of these historical stories is the first, "Mimi With a Watering Can," which depicts the tormented thoughts of a Parisian bank functionary who is father to the blond cherub in the blue dress and red hair ribbon immortalized in Renoir's famous painting. … Vreeland skillfully takes us through Jerome's reckoning with his secret wish to be a poet -- which seems an impossible profession for him to undertake at this late stage -- yet concludes the story on a human note. It is somehow creative in its own right, Jerome decides, to try to live his life with open eyes and appreciation for what the day brings.
— The Washington Post