Thursday … full moon white
February 26, 2009 § 8 Comments
Say hello to Mr. Moon.
(pictured here on the couch in my at-home office – on black paper, for atmosphere!)
HM and I bought him in NYC in 1980. At Saraparilla Deco Designs. He’s a light. (I’ve tucked the cord into the back of his head, where there is also a small hole for hanging him up. )
And he’s been hanging around our house, wherever we’ve lived, ever since he first gently lit a corner of our NY studio apartment. Came with us to Jersey, where we had a condo with an eat-in kitchen (oh, sheer luxury!), then on to Lake Norman, NC where he stayed in Nory’s room, then Snarl’s; then on to Orlando where he just couldn’t be outdone by all the cheeky charm on which that city survives (from KingKong billboards with action movement and light up eyes to Spiderman climbing Universal walls, over and over and over on a billboard). And then on to St. Louis where he shared time in Nory’s room, then Snarl’s when Nory said she was done with nightlight.
But he’s bigger than a nightlight! Oh, yes. When Snarl started putting up posters of cars and girls and whatever struck his fancy, Mr. Moon moved. He now spends his time shining in the Library. Every evening, early, he is turned on. Every evening, late, he is turned off.
(pictured here with “star” paper that Jeanie , paper artist, sent me!)
Oh, he’s seen things, he has, that Mr. Moon.
And he just keeps winking and smiling that big white smile.
Book Selections …
GOODNIGHT, MOON – need I say more?
THE MOON AND SIXPENCE – Somerset Maugham. I loved this book though I could never have loved the man, Strickland (based on Paul Gaugin) and found his pursuit of Art to be radical in view of what he gave up to engage fully in it. I am always up for a Maugham story; he’s another of those authors whose story doesn’t seem to exist but it is, it does – it’s all about and based on character, the character of his characters. And if you haven’t tried THE PAINTED VEIL, you might give it a whirl as well.