Monday, January 19, 2009

High Tea & Honey Scones

Intellect rides my imagination and subsequent creativity like the Boo Hag, so last night whilst working my soul, I stopped to read about Black Victoriana. How interesting! Going into this challenge all I had for a frame of reference was Elizabeth Barret Browning' s Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point. Although expertly written, this tale works my nerves, not my soul! So, onward I go and lo and behold there is some interesting stuff out there. Art and books and authors, oh my! Ultimately, I stumbled on this site and ordered some books. Good times!
Ever increasing though, is my grief over the untimely passing of Mr. Roarke. How, other than Fantasy Island (Drugs are NOT an option.), does a married American mother of two in 2009 get to try her hand at life as a Black Victorian spinster? Well, of course getting there isn't the whole battle. There are other things to work out, like the dark clothing; so morose. Spinsters are just antique feminists, we're all about life and colo...ahem colour! I've got work to do! Where has your imagination taken you recently?



Weith Kick said...

Black Victorians, I love it. I went to the site and read a little of it. How very interesting. Thanks for sharing this bit of history.

CAT Productions said...

I was just wondering the other day about slavery in England. As an American, I've read lots about slavery here but very little about what life was like in the 18th and 19th centuries for slaves in England. Gretchen Gerzina sounds like a fascinating woman!

High Desert Diva said...

Wiki's description of Boo Hag... shudder.

Glad you were able to find some info to help with your Victorian challenge.

Sadly, my imagination hasn't vacationed lately.

Kathy said...

Love the reference to Fantasy Island. glad you were able to find what you needed.

Your wedding sounded lovely and your dress....wonderful. I never had a fake ID, but my kids sure did.

Our wedding movies were stolen out of the photographer's car and we never even got to see them. Wonder where they ended up...maybe I should check You Tube!!

Libby Buttons said...

Nice site hook-up. Thanks. I love history and in the past got involved in black history and some North American Indian history. I need to re-visit them as well as exploring Eskimo history, which has always had me very curious. It is amazing, the ability of the human species survival. I want to get involved in ancient history as well but waiting until retirement to bite off that hunk of chew.

Ms. Bar B: said...

Sounds like you are on to something wonderful. You'll work out those kinks and end up with something fabulous!

A Cuban In London said...

I like that title, 'Black Victorians'. I will definitely investigate it a bit further. Thanks for the recommendation.

Greetings from London.

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Another interesting post and something new to add to my reading shelf:):)

MGU said...

Enjoy yourself today!

Yvonne said...

I love the way that you looks at things and think. I love the ideal of the era and not the reality of it. I'm intrigued by the time period and all things old. Old books, old pictures and old people.

Thanks for the site. Looks very cool and I'm in need of a good book.

shiborigirl said...

Yup: Boo Hag = Not Nice!

I too grieve over the loss of Mr Roarke. Thus endeth the fantasy.


Relyn said...

My imagination has taken me to the ends of space lately. I don't read Sci/Fi normally, but I loved Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow.

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