Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Invitation to the Waltz
You've caught me! in the midst of preparations for the Manor Ball.
After a long search, I finally found my special dress--where else but in a book:
"She slipped off her mother's fur coat into the footman's hands, and gave a touch or two to the white dress. Floating, transparent and fragile, swathing itself lightly over breast, waist and thigh and sweeping backwards and out in a wide flaring line, it was a romantic, pretty, waltz-like frock. Inside it she felt drastically transformed, yet at home with it, able to suit it..."*
And what else but the light, fragrant white Gardenia tucked behind my ear, a contrast to my rather somber, slightly frowning dance partner, whose name I need not tell you.
*from "The Weather in the Streets" by Rosamond Lehmann