March 8, 2018 § Leave a comment
“Let’s dance.” I asked her
Knowing full well the answer.
No harm in trying.
Surprise! She said, “Yes.”
We stumble to the dance floor
Got to Love playing.
Later she told me
Like a refugee come home
Right away, she knew!
Saturdays we go
To talk, hear jazz and slow dance
Till sleep brings us home.
* In case you’re wondering, that is Juliette Binoche dancing with Johnny Depp in image #3. And the song “Got to Love” is a title track from Laila Biali’s latest jazz album. “Let’s Dance,” “Refugee,” and “We Go” are also song titles from the album found in the haikus.
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Merry Christmas, everyone!
Above is the cover of a diorama Christmas book published in 1950 by Phillips Publishers, Inc. The editor is Louise Dyer Harris. The actual book opens so that the front and back cover can be joined, leaving the images inside open as dioramas. Of course, they appear here in 2 dimensions, so you will have to imagine the three layers the images open up as.
The book is now 66 years old and shows the effect of time. I photo shopped them to remove some of the imperfections and added an old frame effect to help make their presentation more pleasing.
This book decorated my family home when I was growing up and is one of my favorite Christmas time memories. I hope you enjoy this nostalgic look at the past. It is a far cry from today’s 3D printers, now being used to make Christmas decorations!