When I browse antique malls, treasure-junk stores, or find a small auction, I look for hand-made or hand-embroidered handkerchiefs. Though I don’t have a well trained eye for needle craft and can’t always be sure a piece isn’t machine made, I have a deep appreciation for women’s work and for their (our) customs. 182 more words
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Dear friends and readers,
Yesterday I was reading some Scottish women’s poetry of the 18th century, and my line of thought and textual allusion brought me back to a beautiful ballad-like poem by Alison Cockburn (1713-94), one of the first of many set to the bagpipe folk tune. 552 more words
Jonny Lee Miller as the creature desperately trying to bring an exhausted Bernard Cumberbatch as Frankenstein back to life on the ice
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Nancy Buirksi's Afternoon of a Faun -- the life of Tanaquil Le Clercq & the story of a neighborhood fence
George Balanchine with Tanquil’s Mourka
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Let night come
with its austere grandeur,
ancient superstitions and fears.
It can do us no harm.
We’ll put some music on,