A Luminous Halo

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end." --Virginia Woolf

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Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Fluffy Ruffles

For a screenplay I've started to write, I'm doing some research on Victorian morbidity and domesticity. Today I came across this interesting article from close to a century ago. I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry.

Laugh, because it's so quaint and dated. Cry, because I realized I was born too late. Apparently there was a time when men actually went for fluffy!