Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Our Zeitgeist, sad and beautiful...

Happy 1st day of Winter.....

The number one '' looked up' word for the year 2010 on Merriam -Webster's online dictionary tool is...


Definition of AUSTERITY

: the quality or state of being austere
a : an austere act, manner, or attitude
b : an ascetic practice
: enforced or extreme economy

runners up,

Moratorium and Shellac


Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Chat au Clair de Lune, c. 1900

Winter, 1945 by Andrew Wyeth
"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape — the loneliness of it — the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show-Andrew Wyeth

Winter Is Coming Dear Riding Hood by Daria Kudla

Napolina and the Winter Arrows by Darla Teagarden

Archer Napolina and Her Snow Chariot Roosters...

Emily Dickinson

There’s a certain Slant of light,
Winter Afternoons —
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes —

Heavenly Hurt, it gives us —
We can find no scar,
But internal difference,
Where the Meanings, are —

None may teach it — Any —
’Tis the Seal Despair —
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the Air —

When it comes, the Landscape listens —
Shadows — hold their breath —
When it goes, ’tis like the Distance
On the look of Death —