My dear Charlotte sent me this cinemagraph at the tail end of a nitty gritty logistical e-mail regarding me possibly borrowing this glorious harlequin jewelbox tent (as Charlotte says, in her infinite old-soul wisdom: every backyard bacchanal needs something like this). I know she just sent it for the mundane purpose of giving me an idea of its dimensions, but I can’t stop looking at it and wishing to dive into this world of strange and beautiful contortionist vagabond poets. She made it for this video (which she directed), for the band The Hill and Wood, which I simply can’t stop watching:
The HIll And Wood — The Call from Ryan De Franco on Vimeo.
Little by little the bird feathers its nest, and object by heart burnished object we surround ourselves with lovely necessities of memory and function. It is these things that make a silly Apartment a Home or a silly Wednesday an Occasion.
Whether my nest is an old farmhouse, a sixth floor tenement walk up, or a brownstone basement... whether I share it with family, vagabonds, women of heart and mind, or a little brown cat and a sweet ginger banjo, my principal joy is filling it with light and laughter (and corralling).
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2 thoughts on “Things of Beauty”
Very cool tent and song.
Thanks! I sort of wish I could just set it up on some land somewhere and call it a home…