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Magritte evening

The sun was setting--in the east the sky was already dark, but in the west, it was still golden and bright, but the trees and houses were sillhouetted against the sky, all dark, like the Magritte painting



Only the sky, as I say, was golden and getting darker by the minute, and the clouds were heavy grey, lined with pink, heavy like Star Wars battle cruisers, but with pink, too (imagine a Star Wars battle cruiser tinged with pink...)--the clouds did look that heavy though, like it was a miracle they stayed up there.

I went running down a hill with Molly--it was like being in a story; the ships up overhead, the sillhouetted trees, the sky, and the running (for, let's be honest, not very far at all!) was like flying. I thought my feet might leave the ground.

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doubt72
Nov. 9th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
Tinged with pink. Hmmm.

Suddenly I'm imagining a certain Sanrio character on the bridge of an Imperial Star Destroyer. Perhaps with a pink helmet.
asakiyume
Nov. 9th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
LOL--I think I saw her done up as Darth Vader once!
doubt72
Nov. 10th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
If you're thinking of the pink Darth Vader, I posted that in my blog a while back.
asakiyume
Nov. 10th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
Yup, that's what I'm thinking of :-)
treadwells
Nov. 10th, 2006 09:35 am (UTC)
Blast from the past
Guess what? My mother was working at the polling station in Greenwich (by Saratoga) and who came in but Tammy Van Rijn! she is now an organic farmer in Washington County, with her OWN organic farm! Mom says she looks wonderful and healthy and beautiful as ever. She still uses her maiden name, so is presumably google-able. How wonderful is that!
Xx Christina in London
asakiyume
Nov. 10th, 2006 10:12 am (UTC)
Re: Blast from the past
That is so, so cool! Tammy is someone I **always** think of, someone I always wonder about. I once had a dream that I met her and she told me all about her life--that's how much she sticks in my mind! Thanks so much for telling me this ♥

I meant to put a comment on your treadwell's site some time ago when you had the thing up about Katherine Briggs--I remember paying attention to her fairy tale and folklore books in high school. You sure do get up to some cool stuff--hope you're well!
suzan_s
Nov. 10th, 2006 11:04 am (UTC)
Beautiful photo. I love those moments in life where the world becomes enchanted.
asakiyume
Nov. 10th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
Oh yes--that feeling of enchantment! It's euphoric!

This is actually a painting, though, not a photograph; it's by Rene Magritte. He painted all sorts of illusionistic photographs. One I like by him is of a castle on a huge monolithic rock, floating above the sea. If you do a Google search on "Magritte," you'll find more by him--some you may know.
deponti
Nov. 10th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
hauntingly beautiful photograph.
asakiyume
Nov. 10th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
It *is* lovely, but actually it's a painting by Magritte--famous for his illusions. In this case, the illusion is the daylight sky above the nighttime landscape. And yet, in real life, we do see something like this when, as happened to me yesterday, the sky is still bright with the sunset, but the earth is dark.

If you do a Google image search on "Magritte," you will see other interesting paintings by him.
wondernoon
Nov. 10th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
lovely
Lovely photo and lovely description. Can imagine you felt like you were gonna fly!
yorukamome
Nov. 10th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
I have always considered this picture one of the most beautiful
in the whole history of painting arts, you know? SPLENDID!

yorukamome
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