We were talking about Van Gogh’s Sunflowers just the other day. And here’s one in an $8 frame I found at that store that used to be called Once Was New and whose new name I cannot remember. It’s like, enough to make you believe in chance events, isn’t it?
Alternate title: This, my friends, is why we have crappy old books Not long ago I picked up The World’s Great Madonnas: An Anthology of Pictures, Poetry, Music, and Stories Centering in the Life of the Madonna and Her Son (1947; which can be yours for one shiny penny). The largest portion of the book deals
“The Annunciation” by Arthur Hacker (1892) The subject of the Annunciation is one of the most frequent, as it is one of the most beautiful, in Christian art… from Anniversaries and Holidays (second edition, 1944) That’s the Archangel Gabriel, by the way. Remember?
Today is Lady Day. Lady Day Here’s Lady Day Go meekly, Think sweetly, Talk kindly, Look mildly, And love your baby Like Our Lady On Lady Day. from The New Book of Days (Eleanor Farjeon, 1941)