Collection: Swimming PoolsMore Like This
A series of private pools suggests the 1968 Burt Lancastar film, “The Swimmer,” (based on a John Cheever story) in which a man decides to swim a “river” of backyard swimming pools in an affluent neighborhood to make his way home. Along the way, encounters with his neighbors produce a soul–crushing epiphany that he is not nearly the beloved, respected, successful man he had deluded himself into believing.
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Collection: Warm Woolen MittensMore Like This
Warm Woolen Mittens
Snowball fights, snow angels, building snowmen and skating (with or without actual skates) on naturally frozen ponds and lakes. These are the universally enjoyed activities of wintertime. They are the joys that off–set the woes of the hazardous driving, the colds and flu, and the heating bills. Encourage your children to pursue their winter fun activities just as tenaciously as they do their school studies. The greater the multitude of happy winter memories banked in youth, the easier it is when the arthritis arrives, shutting us indoors, with only our colds and flu and heating bills. That’s when having the fullest possible bank of happy holiday memories is of such incalculable v
Collection: The Dance of FireMore Like This
The Dance of Fire
Flamenco is the dynamically measured music and flamboyant dance of the Spanish Romani gypsies known as “Gitanos.” It evolved around the campfires of a persecuted people always on the run from government authorities, a form of much needed release from constantly struggling to survive and not be forced to assimilate into the “civilized” populations of Europe. Flamenco is the dance of total abandonment to a unique guitar time signature that creates a whirling vortex of fire in the night, the dancers becoming inextinguishable human flames.