Why is this a blogue?

  • Why is this a blogue, not a blog? It’s just an old-fashioned touch that harkens back to less-hurried (and harried) times, when a letter took a while to get delivered, and a reply took a while longer. When books were savored for their precious rarity. When news came in slowly for the most part and could be thoughtfully considered. A rapid-fire flow of constant info-junk tends to make me twitchy. When you visit my blogue, I invite you to take a nice deep breath, absorb things a little at a time, wander in a serendipitous fashion, and generally remember that even in the ultra-speedy world of the Internet, you control the pace of your life.

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March 22, 2008




Thank you.



I sent this picture to an artist friend who is recovering from a round of chemo; he LOVED it, and the idea of the holiday itself,not to mention the extravagance of flinging pigment joyfully about. He said it reminded him of a particularly raucous Purim Carnival in 74, where he now surmises "everyone inhaled"...

Jean Renoir's film of Rumer Godden's The River was showing on Ovation network last night,which starts with the festival of Diwali, and includes, much to the surprise of my newly informed eyes, scenes of Holi!


I was just thinking of that artist friend yesterday, as a matter of fact, and wondering how he was doing -- thinking I would send him some of the pictures of the two of you painting the Chagall sets for Fiddler. Maybe I'll just send them to you instead and you can forward them. Thanks for the reminder about The River, too.


yes,do, please...I'd forgotten about doing those sets..(..as I remember, we were "pushing the jug about" during the actual show, courtesy a flask DM had smuggled in. I think it gave a certain theatre verite to the proceedings, since Tevye sounded as if he were gonna say "Duuuude" when he began "If I Were a Rich Man"....)

Moncha Eilís

Such a beautiful picture. Just by looking at it you see how much fun they're having. Have a great day !!

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    When the planet turns its face toward the dark, our nocturnal nature draws us out into the realm of Moon. This is a dominion of dreams that we explore with our senses fully awake. The subconscious spills into consciousness, allowing us to see what is not revealed by sight alone. Strange sounds come to our ears, intoxicating perfumes reach our noses, things appear that only emerge in darkness. We creep softly, following our moonshadows over the colorless world.
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