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Friday, December 24, 2010

vintage photo time: merry christmas from the pet museum!

thanks again ampersand
You couldn't help it, you smiled. I know. Me too.
Notice how there's an axis of fabulosity drop dead center of this shot: the most lavish use of tinsel I have ever witnessed on a tree, a fine-looking young man, and a tousled brown Peke-ish doggie. Everything else in the shot is that beige domestic 50s/60s typical (if this was developed in 1964, this must be Christmas '63, and I can't date that couch to the left with pinpoint accuracy).
But that tree and those two?
There's generosity there: look at all that tinsel.
There's happiness there: that boy's open, friendly look, I want to think, comes from a cheerful spirit surrounded by a home to match.
And there's trust there: the dog is fine being gently held for the photo, but also wants to come see what the photographer is doing, and is sure of welcome either way.
What better way to say to all the Museum's friends,
Merry Christmas!
Thank you for coming by all year.
May you all be surrounded
by happiness and comfort for the season.

6 comments:

Fin said...

Happiest of Holidays to you!!

Fin & Meg

Katnip Lounge said...

Yes Virginia, there IS a Tinsel Fairy.

Holy Cats!

Merry Christmas from MomKat Trish and the Lounge Kats!

ZOOLATRY said...

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas full of joy and love.

Joey and Maggie said...

Hope you had a GREAT Christmas!

Anita said...

Merry Christmas to you ans your family and friends too.

Purrrrrs.

curator said...

I feel so lucky to have such good blog friends!