Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
This lovely striped dress was first worn on Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens in 1956 in The King and I. The 1972 television show entitled Anna and the King tried to utilize original costumes from The King and I when possible, and Kerr’s striped gown appeared again on Samatha Eggar as Anna Leonowens. The dress appears mostly unchanged aside from the bow around the collar.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
So, I am taking my family out to dinner because my, and another family member's birthday, are coinciding, and both are pretty major milestones.
Because it's a special occasion, I've chosen a favorite Boston landmark, the Marliave, one of Boston's oldest and also four star dining experiences There in seems to lies the rub.. Since choosing the restaurant I've been accosted with emails and phone calls dripping with fear.
"We don't like French food"
and my particular favorite:
"We are simple people with simple tastes."
All this from folk who've lived, worked and dined in Boston and environs all their lives. What is going on here? Has the whole world suddenly regressed to serfdom????
The Potato Eaters, Vincent Van Gogh.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Slavic mythology: (plural: rusalki or rusalky) a female ghost, water nymph, succubus, or mermaid-like demon that dwelt in a waterway. According to most traditions, the rusalki were fish-women, who lived at the bottom of rivers. In the middle of the night, they would walk out to the bank and dance in meadows. If they saw handsome men, they would fascinate them with songs and dancing, mesmerise them, then lead them away to the river floor to their death.