1. The Writer’s Almanac tells me it’s the birthday of Georgia O’Keefe and gives us this quote from her:
Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.
Amen, sister–spoken like a good editor.
2. I’ve been watching old movies while I’ve been sewing the quilt binding this week (one side left!) and last night’s was Daddy Long Legs, with Leslie Caron and Fred Astaire. This scene made me want to be twirled while wearing a skirt made of about a hundred layers of silk chiffon:
I never saw this!! I loved An American in Paris… I thought the avant garde dance scene in Funny Face was amazing until I saw that. Ok, it’s still amazing… Hmm. Gene Kelly ? Fred Astaire? I think I would marry Gene. Did you know Fred was a cradle robber? The better dancer, though, IMO.