We wish everyone a Happy New Year and a blessed 2021. I am not a gushing type of guy, and I am not really acerbic, maybe somewhere in the middle. I think of two pieces of art, one we tried to buy and another that we did and it is hanging in our living room. I think the first shows that man, and excuse me, but I use it in the collective sense from another era, always tries to be positive and thinks that somethings should never change, even though they do. That is the thought we try to overcome every New Year’s Eve, that life will get better and after 2020, even if Barbara Walters didn’t herald that New Year in. That young artist in the first print early in his career announced “Yondah, lies da castle of my foddder’s dreams.”
The other piece of art, reflects perhaps the world-weary, but forever happy-go-lucky spirit of another age. Even in the midst of a Great Depression, one could still find strands of happiness and that is what we strive for. To try to shrug off the nonsense that may come our way, and to try to find our own brand of sanity. I guess we have always been from another era, and remember the great advice from the man in the tails with a Nina in his white tie and in his corsage and it may hold the secret to the coming year “The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you shake to fox-trot time, a Bronx to two-step time, a dry martini you always shake to waltz time.”
Great new years post! I love the bottom photo; is that “Nick and Nora Charles?”
Happy New Year Becky and thank you. Yes, that is a Hirschfeld of Nick, Nora and Asta from The Thin Man Series. We try to emulate them. LOL. – John
I love those movies! As for you two, wine instead of martinis?