Posted 10 months ago
A different take on an Art Nouveau vase that I posted recently. It is reposted here to simply be enjoyed as a thing of beauty that has endured over many years of change & upheaval in the world. I hope that it can continue to endure, & be enjoyed for many years to come.
I too have endured my own changes & upheavals. Well, haven't we all in our own way? That's simply what life is. It's not always a picnic, & you have to make the best of it when the going is good. Having come out of the darkness, I am determined to stay in the light for as long as I can. I'm here to shine my light, & to take a positive view as much as possible.
Nonetheless, despite having put up with rather a lot in my life, I am not prepared to be denied the right to be who I am. It is a simple matter of respect & good manners.
I am passionate about art glass, & my collection. It has been a constant in my life, a source of pleasure & meaning. My collection is a big part of who I am, a person of aesthetic sensibility. In my earlier years I was often misunderstood, perhaps because I was afraid to be my real self. Now that I've been around the block a few times, I brook no nonsense in that particular regard. I'm not your average Joe, but I am what I am! :-)
In that spirit, I will sign off with my dignity intact...