So, I know beauty is skin deep. L’essential est invisible pour les yeux. The Beast was made to be such because he was ugly on the inside. Charlotte marries Harry! Etc, etc, etc.
Still…I really like pretty things. When someone recommends a TV show to me, my first question is about the physical attractiveness of the cast. I could happily watch a plot-less movie if pretty images just sailed across the screen for 2 hours (Sex and the City 2, for example).
The best, of course, is when something is both beautiful and substantive. I like my thought-provoking to come nicely dressed. That’s how things are served on today’s blog,The Burning House. On the blog, people are invited to send in pictures of what they would grab from their house if they only had a few moments before it went down in flames.
Here is what some people deemed most important:
This girl is really into her white shirt, huh? Real version AND a painted one? And I’m having fun imagining what those old keys unlock…
Maybe the person on the left is a high-powered lawyer who is using the fire as a chance to reinvent herself as a country blues singer. On the right? Some gentleman who will now venture forth into the world to find his dream house like the one he’s hung on his walls all this time– and a woman who has always wanted to wear this white nightgown he’s been saving.
An FBI agent who hasn’t switched over his files to computers yet?
My dad already burned our house down once, so I hope all the bad luck in that realm has been used up, but if I were ever so unfortunate as to find myself having to gather stuff before I stopped, dropped, and rolled out of there, I’d grab my boxes of letters and sentimental/family jewelry. And probably my passport– not because I’d hightail it out of the country immediately, but because I hate red tape, and getting a new one on top of rebuilding a house would be more of a process than I could bear.
Any ideas about what you’d bring?