Beauty

Christmas Concert Showcases Countless Careers

Last night David and I attended a concert at the Maison de Radio France.  David had purchased tickets months ago, securing seats in the first balcony of the magnificent renovated Auditorium, reopened on November 14, 2014.   Architecture combined with aesthetics to render acoustics astonishingly clear.  After a short walk from where we stay when in Paris, we arrived on a balmy December night to join others in the reassuring Security lines in front of the main entrance.  Soon seated in [...]

December 25th, 2016|Categories: Beauty, Inspiration, Paris & France, Uncategorized, Work|Tags: , , |

Midlife Discovery of a Meticulous Dentist

I met Mark when my children were young, after he joined the dental practice of my uncle who treated adults (me among them). Although he, too, cared for adults, Mark specialized in work with children at that time.  My kids must have been among the first patients in his new office. The years passed and eventually my uncle retired. When Mark began working on my teeth, I appreciated his dedication to his art, a passion for precision and perfection that [...]

September 30th, 2016|Categories: Art, Beauty, Transformation|Tags: , , |

Finding Her Legacy After My Mother Died

My mother died two months before the annual July clearance sales.   I found myself walking through Saks Fifth Avenue, and there, on the sale shoe rack and in size 7, were the shoes. Shoes my Mother Would Have Loved Ones I never would have stopped to ogle.  Impractical.  High heels, for one thing.  And spectator style, the white leather inevitably requiring restoration periodically.  But they were beautiful.  And sexy.  And unusual.  These were shoes my mother would have [...]

July 25th, 2016|Categories: Beauty, Family, Loss|Tags: , , , |

Six Roses from Stop and Shop Say I Love You

David brought the six roses home from Stop and Shop ten days before we flew to Paris. Meal after meal, we watched the buds turn shades of pink from pale to petulant, their evolution gracing the table where we ate breakfast each morning, lunch at noon, and dinner at night. Perhaps because they had space to breathe in their vase on that table, they opened slowly, each flower with room to spread while we provided water and the surrounding windows [...]

June 8th, 2016|Categories: Aging with Grace, Beauty, Transformation|Tags: , , |

Silent Art Speaks So Loudly

During the winter of 2016, le Centquatre in Paris, a space dedicated to experimentation in the arts, sponsored a program devoted to “The Materiality of the Invisible”. A dozen visual artists explored ways in which what is invisible to the human senses can be seen through relationships between humans and their environment, memory, and the intersection between art and archeology. I found “Les Imperciptibles”, three installations by Johann Le Guillerm, particularly mesmerizing. The artist used only natural materials like wood [...]

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