.little augury is three years old -tonight- this New Year's Eve. the impact of IT has been more than I expected-would ever have guessed or dreamed of. Motivated by the loss of the dearest of friends, little augury was born December 31st 2008. The host of bloggers, readers and the immeasurable knowledge they have offered is dimmed only by their friendship.
Writing my first post I speculated-Why create a blog? What moves us to reach out to others with our thoughts, opinions- our suppositions? For me- I have been continually inspired by one particular blog all year- An Aesthete's Lament. Thank you.
I also begin with an ending of sorts- a dear friend and sometimes mentor died on December 15th and I made a promise to keep just a bit of his wit and wisdom alive by sharing it whenever possible. Hopefully this Little Augury will do that and more. Surely it will evolve- follow along if you'd like to see just how.
"Il n'est pas de plus beau maquillage pour une femme, ni de plus beau vêtement pour un homme que la PASSION." Yves Saint Laurent, mai 1990
photograph by Victoria Thorne
I could never have anticipated the GIFTS that followed.
This exquisite photograph was taken by one of those Gifts- one of those Givers- friend, Victoria Thorne, creative wonder, kindred spirit and constant source of inspiration. Whether she is turning her Eye to a nanosecond image or-
excavating a source, she does so with an authenticity that is Pure & Singular-yet objective.
She is Seeking Beauty. Being able to see through her eyes is such a Gift.
& still as inspiring as ever the ceaseless knowledge of An Aesthete's Lament.
An Aesthete's Lament here