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4.28.2009

in a corner of nyc in 1949...

after a lovely dinner thai dinner, with my friend angela, that ended in a search for mr. softie ice cream--i sauntered over to the bookstore to troll the aisles in search of some of your suggestions

i ended up getting The Time traveler's Wife because i was told that it's wildly sexy (and because it was a today show book club selection--and since i stood in line behind matt lauer at the ice cream shop yesterday--i took it as a sign)

after passing up countless books that i could have snatched up in a second if it weren't for my tight purse strings, i ended up in the postcard section

years ago, when i first became a wee bit sad my general practitioner sent me to a fantastic life coach in houston. life coaches focus not on the root of the problem but rather what can be done to improve your life immediately--little things: making lists and collages, identifying what makes you happy, and so on and so forth

one of the things this life coach asked me to do was cut out pictures from magazines that in some way lit a fire under me...well i'm doing this again. now.

above my work desk (in the corner of my bedroom) i'm gluing images right onto the wall. blogs are veritable treasure troves of delicious images so that's where most have come from.

but tonight, in the postcard section, this one struck me:



i flipped it over.

"Tanaquil Le Clercq, Donald Windham, Buffie Johnson, Tennessee Williams and Gore Vidal at Cafe Nicholson, NYC, 1949. Photograph by Karl Bissinger"

holy smokes. 

the quintessential Balanchine dancer, the pioneer of female painters, and three of the greatest, most prolific American writers. ever.

you think gatherings like this still happen anywhere? i sure hope so.

it's going up on the wall. now. 

14 comments:

Jessica Marie said...

the time travelers wife is fantastic.. hope you enjoy it :D

stephy said...

That postcard is a treasure!! I can't believe you found it, that's amazing! I just love it.

RatalieNose said...

That's a fabulous postcard!
I love old pictures!

Love, KSBL said...

great find girl!

~*"*Dia*"*~ said...

Tanaquil looks so beautiful. I like the way Donald Windham looks at her. It makes me wonder what were they talking about just right then, what did they think about, were they really good friends or was there any rivalry between them. Very interesting find ;)

GingerLand said...

I do hope you enjoy the Time Traveler's Wife! It is my favorite piece of modern literature I've read so far in my lifetime. I've read it countless times. Please let us know how you like it?

touchinglifeoften said...

Time Traveler's Wife is great, and I'm not usually a book club, best-seller book kind of reader! Recently found your blog, and I have to say, after reading through good chunks of it, I often feel like I'm reading my own thoughts in your writings... creepy? Or cool? Either way, enjoying your posts!

JULIE said...

Yes, please report on The Time Traveler's Wife! I loved it.

Valerie said...

the whole wall above my bed is a giant collage. + there are other collage/artwork-outburts all over the place. maybe my whole room is turning to a collage. i sometimes feel like a teenager about it, but i love it much more than blank walls with a few perfectly placed pieces of framed art. for sure.

+ that is a fierce little postcard for a fierrrrrce lady. xoxoxo!

Micaela said...

I LOOOOVE that picture! love it. I would take it as a sign that YOU found such a treasure!!! please please make me a print ;)

and I'm SOOOOO Glad to hear you are reading "The Time Traveler's Wife." EVERYONE that means something to me has read this book because I've told them they HAD to. It was a love of mine, as they are. please please do let us know what you think! xo

iheartkiwi said...

i can't get over this photograph, i keep coming back to it... i think i finally put my finger on it. it's so very "luncheon of the boating party", it could easily be turned into a renior!

i love the glamour of an old postcard. makes me nostalgic for times gone by...

iheartkiwi said...

p.s. i heart that you print out your inspiration and put it on the wall... it makes it so tangible and touchable and real. love it!

Hanako66 said...

what an amazing photo!!

Kelsey said...

I absolutely love that idea and I think I will start to do it.