Oh young girl at the wedding
Baby's breath in her hair
A crowning lace above her face
That will last a day
Before it turns to hay
I haven't been able to get "Baby's Breath" from the new Bill Callahan album out of my head for the past few days. I've been thinking about baby's breath since. It reminds me of weddings that I attended throughout the 1980s -- it was such a constant in bouquets, worn in hair, decorating tables and pews. It feels a bit dated and reminds me of being a little kid who yearned to be a flower girl with flowers in her hair. I suspect it's fallen into disfavour by now. I think it's beautiful, delicate and pretty, with a slightly wild quality. I bought a little bundle of it from a bucket of greenery meant to be used as accents in floral arrangements (I don't know much about arranging flowers, of course). I passed over roses and ranunculus and tulips, thinking that I could make it into a crown to wear while going about my chores.
Funny how a $2 bunch of the most unassuming little flowers can make me feel happy.
danielle, galatea., Rand T, My CoCoon Vintage, pobox607: Glad to hear that you enjoyed!
Thea: Oh, I certainly don't mind a slow pace. And no, not a Lolita situation, but Jane March does look exceptionally young and fragile. I had to look up her age at the time because I was sure that she was about 14.
Caitlin Rose: It certainly comes in handy, although 9 times out of 10 the movie I want to watch isn't listed!
Ringo, have a banana!: I know, she is so beautiful! And you're right, the two look so much alike.
anja: I'll have to re-read it because I don't remember anything about colours (of course, it was more than 10 years ago that I read it).
erica: Oh, I bet it's a joy to read in French.
des: I hope you'll enjoy it!
kater: Oh well!
tara-lynn: Ha, yes. Although I haven't read any of her other books. I have a copy of one of her books on writing, but it's in French, so I have yet to read it.
odessa: I hope you'll enjoy it if you do watch it.
Tracey: Funny how that happens, isn't it? For years whenever I saw boater hats I thought of this movie, even though the hat she wears is a man's felt fedora.
sandyb: Sounds perfect. You enjoy those lazy days!
hila: Thank you! I would be interested to read your take on it. And yes, she does look like a doll which is perhaps why I was a little unsettled by the romance of the movie a bit.