Happy writing, my friends...
A bit of a cheat from me today: The painting reminded me of something I wrote last year for which I'd already found the perfect picture. So, a different kind of inspiration.
Rockwell’s pictures tell stories.
Thanks, Tess - Rockwell does have a way of inspiring words in me
Very inspiring! Thanks for a great prompt.
Once again I am blown away by what everyone creates here from the art Tess shares. My heart - ohhhh... loveliness. How can one not write poetry around all of you?
There's something special about riding on a train. I love trains! I am sharing a piece I wrote a couple of years ago, that your image brought me back to. I added your image, plus one of train station from the town I grew up in. Thanks for taking me back there again!!
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When I saw the picture I was compelled to write. At first I thought the choice was tied in some way to the recent movie "The Butler." That however did not diminish the reality of the period. If this is the only way to see my face in a Rockwell painting, Frack, Rockwell. That's what I felt. I felt no swooning for the setting, nor the handome boy or childhood memories of trains. Then I read early entries and they didn't even remotely reference the image. Subsequent comments suggest either denial or refusal to address the history here. Well, to me the image was screaming for rejection, some level of indignation.
nice pic....i wonder from where you get such cute and amazing photos
I love Rockwell and have admired all his work. The kindness on the waiter's face is beautifully captured.
I can think of many words but kind isn't one. Are you totally ignoring the history and working conditions of Pullman porters? Porters were expected to always be smiling. That expression is reqired, it's displayed so that man can feed his family.
I agree wholeheartedly, Wisewebwoman. There is genuine affection between the two, and I believe Rockwell intended it so.
Love where this image took me....happy week to all!
this image took me allllllllllllll over the place
Thanks, Tess, for another great image.
Boy ... did I ponder this image for days. Thank you, Tess.
Mr. Linky does not let me post. I am at http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com
Did you recently send out a memo that said that it was just fine to leave links to pieces that have nothing to do with publishing something about the image? There seems to be more than usual this week.
Killed 2 birds with 1 stone this time....may even go for 3....hope everyone is having a good week....look forward to reading your writings. Thanks for another wonderful prompt Tess! :-)