Friday, September 07, 2007

rainbow visitor


As I was snapping photos yesterday in the warehouse, a cheery visitor appeared. It was the most intensely colored rainbow I've ever seen. It appeared here and there, on the crown of a ravishing oak art nouveau armoire, on the mesh support for an 1880s Victorian featherbed.


Embiggen to make very pretty. The happy side effect of this unexpected treat, the source of which we couldn't find anywhere, made me wildly happy, beyond anything I'd have expected given recent political events. It was lovely, and looking at it filled me with a fine feeling, reminding me that there is always hope. And there you have it, the cheering of the Belle. I may begin buying Precious Moments figurines any minute now.

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Anonymous tater said...

It's your GGA (gay guardian angel) come to lighten your heart with magic rainbow fairy dust. Congratulations, GGA are very particular, and have exquisite taste in regards to their human wards. They couldn't have picked a better woman...

September 07, 2007 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Mark H said...

Precious Moments! Oh No! That rainbow triggered TOO much.. ... I suppose you've already began stocking up on Kincaid paintings for every room. Oh dear. Maybe I better send you some peaceful music from Percy Faith and His Orchestra. Let me know how we can help. The RAINBOW was beautiful...............really.

September 07, 2007 10:35 AM  
Blogger evilganome said...

The rainbow is very pretty, but the first Precious Moment figurine and I am on the plane to OK to do an intervention. Don't make me slap you girl. I don't wanna, but I'll do it!

Seriously, I am happy to hear that you are getting a grip. Things look pretty dismal, but if you read history, you'll also see that it is nothing new. Things have a way of righting themselves.

September 07, 2007 11:52 AM  
Anonymous TedBear said...

I am with EvilGnome. If you so much as move in the direction of "I may begin buying Precious Moments figurines any minute now", I will catch a flight to lead the intervention. Remember, I can be there in about an hour of flying time.

Ugh. Those wretched Thomas Kincaid master of light prints make me throw up a little in my mouth every time I see them. Maybe the fact that I hate them so much comfirms my membership as a Gay Democrat. Everyone I know that has a Kincaid is a Hateful Judgemental Fundy, longing for the good old days.

My late wonderful Amish then Mennonite farmer grandfather said it best. "I remember the so called good old days. These days are much easier and much better."

September 07, 2007 1:58 PM  
Anonymous TedBear said...

Good Lord. What a tangent I ranted away on that one.

September 07, 2007 2:00 PM  
Anonymous lynette said...

you guys are so darling!! i knew that a Precious Moments reference would alarm the 'mos. thank you for being guardians of good taste. i'll relish the rainbow and pass on the big-eyed tots. now you all have given me a wonderful restorative laughing fit, which makes the day even better.

i love the idea of my gay guardian angel having presented himself in this form of this vivid swoosh of color. perfect.

no thomas kinkaid in this house. i don't associate that genre with the fundies, so much, as with a certain kind of grandmotherly house filled with ruffly pillows and lace.

still laughing. adore you all.

September 07, 2007 2:03 PM  
Anonymous lynette said...

but it was a grand tangent, teddy :-)

September 07, 2007 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Brion. said...

Mmmmmm! Magic rainbow fairy dust! We could do with some of that here.....your little 'gnome' is just across 'the water' from us in Australia...just a bit too close for comfort!!

Have you heard there in the US of A how a couple of Aussie comedians breached the security 'net' surrounding the APEC Conference in Sydney, much to the delight of most Australians (and Kiwis too!!)One of them exited the limo dressed as Osama !!

Glad you're feeling a bit more cheerfull!

BJ.

September 07, 2007 4:17 PM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the play of those colors on industrial gray. That speaks to hope.

September 08, 2007 9:37 AM  
Blogger SubtleKnife said...

BJ, I saw it as it's in the Sydney Morning Herald video coverage, after the one I linked to in my post about the "Bums not Bush" protest in Hyde Park:

http://subtle-knife.blogspot.com/2007/09/bums-not-bush.html

(don't worry, gentlemen, there are some lady bums on show, but no bush...)

September 08, 2007 11:50 AM  
Blogger more cowbell said...

Oh no, not the Precious Moments! Girl, don't go there. Just don't.

And don't even think about David Winter cottages.

I liked the rainbow on the wire fence thingy.

September 09, 2007 3:00 AM  
Blogger p.alan said...

Lovely. Great pictures too. I'm happy you had such a significant personal moment. And I think tater stated it best, he usually does...

September 10, 2007 3:48 AM  
Blogger kusala said...

I meant to comment on Friday. All those photos look so cool, but something about that first one with the rainbow across the wood carving is really beautiful. It seems it's usually hard to capture a rainbow in a photo, but it worked great here. Nice!

September 10, 2007 12:54 PM  

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