I find continued joy in this blog. In talking with a dearest friend yesterday about this assemblage, I realized what I have been trying to do with the adding and deleting of blog recommendations labelled PEOPLE-(to my right) most of the blogs are written by one person, there are several here that have an ensemble cast. I can not even imagine, nor do I want to know how many blogs are out there-
We each find our own level of taste, quality and topic.
But am I learning anything? This is the question I am applying to PEOPLE lately. What am I finding out at this moment, I didn't know yesterday, and hour ago?
Do I want to know?
Need to know? Even better.
I have kept Little Augury wide open on Topic because I am interested in many things, reading, following politics, to my Republican friends & clients- I Am- You might feel- A Hopeless Progressive (worse than any Liberal), but that should not surprise You-
Where do I stand? As our conversation continued yesterday- one mention of a blog in particular elicited from Friend this: HE/SHE has an OPINION. We know where said Blogger stands. Do you know where I stand? Sometimes I wonder. I certainly don't want to alienate anyone-But if the tenor of Little Augury changes a bit or more than, I want to know If you agree, disagree. Now this is not an open invitation to Nasty comments, don't demean me-You will be sorry, but don't hesitate to open a spot that is sore on the subject at hand. I would be less a host-If you felt you could not speak your mind.
I do write about fashion- No apologies. It is relevant.
Consider Elizabeth 1- where would she have been without her clothes? Exposed to the world and every threat there after. What she wore signified HOW she wanted to be Seen. Impregnable. And this with good reason-Every Man at Court wished to get into her knickers.
Joan of Arc- the fair maid of Orleans-how else-other than divine intervention-could she have faced the enemy. Certainly she claimed divine guidance-but she was no fool.She dressed for Success.
LOUIS 14 another fashion plate-
Pure Power Play, He liked to watch. they Mimicked Him, aped after Him.
He Ruled and not just by the seat of his pants or as Fashion Arbiter but as Architect Designer wielding his rod- measuring stick.
Versailles was his calling card-and He had everyone at his fingertips.
HE liked to Watch too.
that brings me to HOUSES. I talk about Houses, You expected that, Right? I "oathed" to do more House posts in January, I think now I should admit defeat and say-I will Never write more about one thing than another. It just does not suit me. It will be whatever the day or night brings and hopefully that will bring YOU JOY, along with knowing.
Reciprocity. I am working on this too. Hence the changes to PEOPLE. What are they giving Me in return? This is not about You comment on my blog-I comment on Yours, though all of that is Nice and Neat and I do it quite a lot. I personally think it is Kind. Others in the same venue do not. Or say I can not possibly comment on everyone that comments on MINE! You should know what I think of that.
I want to get something from my PEOPLE- and I do. There are many PEOPLE listed over there to my right-that don't know Little Augury exists-But I get something from them ALL. & for that-
I Thank You. If you have something to offer and you are not one of my PEOPLE tell me-
I want to KNOW something I did not KNOW.
I want to be challenged. I want to learn. I want to give something back to you here too.
If not today, tomorrow.
Return. I have this offering to my People- New People- PERSPECTIVES really.
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IF CHARLEY PARKER WAS A GUNSLINGER, THERE'D BE A WHOLE LOT OF DEAD COPYCATS-that's all I am going to say. If that doesn't intrigue You-
CORBU'S CAVE- "Orlando" on canvas.
DISCOURS SUR LES ARTS ET LES SCIENCES- for the TITLE alone.
READER"S ALMANAC- Yes they have a BLOG! It is good too. Make that great-I have just gone to retrieve their LINK and LO and BEHOLD right off the pages of Little Augury. that is just what I am going ON (off?) about.
VOICE TALK I can not sing-But I HEAR.
POST APOCALYPTIC BOHEMIAN "straight" out of San Francisco- with a twist & shout! out loud about Past heroes and a loving marriage to his guy- Unabashedly charming.
& last but not least- RED MUG BLUE LINEN because I need WATER. We all do.
You may think-
(all images are by Surrealist painter LEONOR FINI