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Okay, now that I have typed the phrase busy bee, all I can think of is that scene in Gladiator where Commodus has reached a-place-that-is-beyond-creepy and he calls Lucillia a busy bee. I always want to scream at Lucillia to just grab her kid and leave the palace.
But I wanted to pop in for a minute to once again apologize for not posting and to assure you that I am still alive and well! I’ve been in over my head in events, planning and projects. The picture above shows the sewing project I’ve been working on – 20+ Shakespearean shirts for a middle school production of Taming of the Shrew. Ooo, ooo, that Shakespearean rag. . .
And to add to the randomness of this post, here is a poem for you:
MORNING AT THE WINDOW
by: T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
THEY are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens,
And along the trampled edges of the street
I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids
Sprouting despondently at area gates.
The brown waves of fog toss up to me
Twisted faces from the bottom of the street,
And tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts
An aimless smile that hovers in the air
And vanishes along the level of the roofs.
Maria Tallchief passed away yesterday, she was an amazing ballet dancer, one of the first to put America on the map for Ballet. She was best known for her part as the Firebird. I found a movie with her commenting a little on the role. I am just amazed at her grace!
Easter Friday! One of the few Fridays of the year that is completely free from any penitential acts, and, in fact, should be treated like a Sunday! Feast! Eat meat! Have dessert after every meal! The Lord has truly risen!
(And your probably wondering, “great, what is with the half-eaten croissant?” Well, I forgot to take a picture before I ate it, and the crumbs look so flaky, you get a better idea of how wonderful it was.)
Sunday I took a trip to the National Gallery of Art to see Michelangelo’s David-Apollo , It’s called the David-Apollo because they aren’t sure who it is exactly. I think it is a David, he doesn’t seem Apollo-esque enough to me.
This statue was on loan from the Bargello in Florence. I have seen the statue in Florence before, but I figured I’d go see it again. It’s like when a good friend comes to town you make sure you stop by and say hello during their visit.
To top the visit off, there was an amazing piano trio playing later that evening for which I was able to stay! (FYI: a piano trio means that there is a piano and two other instruments, usually a cello and violin, all playing together. It doesn’t mean a trio of pianos.)
Update: Just found this article by Simcha Fisher on children and and their take on art. Loved it!
The Oscars were a lot of fun to watch last night! I am still sore Les Miserables didn’t get Best Picture. . . phooey. But The Paperman did win best animated short! Whoot!
The real question that is burning in the back of my mind is: where were all the cool dresses? (Didn’t I ask this same question last year?) I feel like it was a rather lackluster selection this year. No colors. No cool details. A lot of black, gold, and sequins, greys and whites, blues, and reds. And what was poor Anne Hathaway thinking when she picked that pink number?
If anyone wants to hire me as their stylist for the next Oscars, please, feel free to drop me a line. I could totally drum up some more interesting outfits. . . like this!
Isn’t this add the best! I am not sure what being young and in love has to do with eating lard, but it’s funny! I got to try lard in Poland, I really like it! The lard was served on crusty bread with pickles. So. Good. So I guess you could say I have a healthy appreciation for lard.
So it’s been depressing as all get-out here, the rain never stops. It’s overcast and gloomy. I’ll admit that I don’t handle the cold very well, but I do better when there is quantitative amounts of sunshine. So, to brighten your day(and mine), here are a few clips.
A happy music video full of sunshine!
Make a bowl and eat it all! (Just remember what your mother told you about eating raw egg.)
Information on deserts to take your mind off all the nasty rain.
Don’t forget, summer clothes! Vogue fashion shows for Spring/Summer 2013.
St. Scolastica the patroness of weather.
Homemade Limoncello - it’s like sunshine in a bottle.
Um, because it was too funny not to include.
Just a reminder: the March for Life is next Friday, January 25, 2013 here in Washington, DC. Hope you can make it! The west coast equivelent, the Walk for Life is in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, January 26, 2013.
1/3 of my generation is missing because of abortion. It’s time for our nation to stand up for the unborn and give them a chance to live!
It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. ~Mother Theresa