07 December 2013



“Don't laugh at the spinsters, dear girls, for often very tender, tragic romances are hidden away in the hearts that beat so quietly under the sober gowns, and many silent sacrifices of youth, health, ambition, love itself, make the faded faces beautiful in God's sight.” Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Silk Brocade from the MET, c 1790.
Thomas Cooper Gotch: "The Exile, Heavy is the Price I Paid for Love" 1929-1930.




  1. Your Alcott quote reminds me of Milton's "They also serve who only stand and wait".

  2. Very poignant Gaye, and an equisite gown.

    The Arts by Karena

  3. I just marvel at your Visions - how you find an Image so RARELY seen and then Prose long asleep within the yellowed pages of Time!

    The Mandela photo was a Mandala of sort...Visually Entrancing bordering on the Surreal...as a Mandala should lead one towards Inner Contemplation of Higher Spiritual Thoughts.

    Wishing you and YOURS the most Serene Seraphic Symphony of Happiness during this Season of Salutations and Expressions of Love - try fitting that into a Fortune Cookie!!!xoxoxoxoxox

  4. Ah, so true, my neighbor Eudora Welty is among them. Beautiful!



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