Saturday, July 22, 2006

Mirror Mirror

Originally uploaded by thescatteredimage.
"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?"

This isn't your typcial fairy tale. Our lady wears pink in a land of black orbs, surrounded by antiques, she's a thoroughly modern millie. If she's waiting for her prince to show, he'd best come equipped with a cell phone, for this snow white won't tolerate his tardiness. Those camel back chairs amuse her-landmarks from yesterday dotting her horizon, she ignores them handily. Those postcards? Well, she'll probably send them off, sealed with a kiss, to lands afar.

She's a snow white for a new generation-happy, pink, waiting, hiding in between the fringes, the orbs, and the mirrors of her yesterday.

Who are you going to be in your next fairy tale?

Text by: Carol Schiraldi
Photo by: TheScatteredImage

Sunday, July 09, 2006


SFMOMA catwalk
Originally uploaded by cawins.
You start walking, turn, stop, and stare into that camera. Work it baby. It's your moment to shine. You're in the spotlight. You're on the catwalk. The whole world is looking at you. Time to put you hand on your hip, stare, glare, and give us your best pout. The fashionistas love you baby. You're the new "it" child. Work it while your hot. Give us some of the incredible face, kid.

Then turn, walk away, and let somebody else have a moment. It's a fickle spotlight and we get to bask in it for only a fleeting moment. I hope you enjoyed yours while it lasted.

Text by: Carol Schiraldi
Photo by: Cawins

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Was it a Dream?

Metaire Cemetery Sphinx
Originally uploaded by kathyv.
I travel the world. I see blue skies and feel the cool breeze against my skin. I go to London and watch as the brightly colored red double decker buses dart around random traffic circles. I see the Great Wall of China. The canals of Venice, the great pyramids of Egypt come into focus. I see the Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Before the tomb of the pharos was looted, at the beginning of time, back in the days men rode camels across the desert in search of long lost treasure, there was the great sphinx-head of a human, body of a lion, soul a complete mystery.

Was it only in my dream? Or did it really exist?

Text by: Carol Schiraldi
Photo by: Kathy V