Monday, September 1, 2008

Where would all the Faeries Go?


We decided to take an impromptu trip to visit relatives in Massachusetts this weekend. We took a different route on the way up, along the shoreline. It was the most ugly road I have ever traveled on. Although the ocean was less than a half-mile away, the landscape was marred by cement and machinery. My head was full of nostalgia and fanciful notions from reading the Anne of Green Gables series. In that time and place, one would walk for miles through the woods to get to a friend’s house. Technology was not present to interfere with social calls and the aesthetics of nature. I started thinking about faeries. If they could live on earth, where would they live? I looked in various groves of trees, trying to picture little pixies trying to make their abode there. How could they stand the noise and pollution? No, they would likely be pushed further and further north, quite possibly to Prince Edward Island.

[Note: I do love bridges and have included this painting of the Throgs Neck Bridge at Sunset because that is the bridge we took; it was the road we took through otherwise lovely Connecticut that spoiled things for me. ]

A watercolor by Antonio Masi, "Throgs Neck Bridge: Sunset.", 2006

2 comments:

Loren Christie said...

There's an interesting article about an artist who paints NY bridges in the LI Life section of yesterday's Newsday. -Loren

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

I saw it and he (Masi) is the one that is featured here - I got the picture off newsday.com