Sotheby’s, CEOs, and Union Workers

By BarbaraAnne:

While we worship the art that is sold at auctions, fantasize wearing diamonds in our mind’s vacation, luxury establishments hide another reality: how they treat their workers. Without people to move priceless art from place to place, there… Continue reading

Isabel Allende: Of Love and Shadows

By BarbaraAnne: Sometimes, you just need to curl up with a good book. I recommend “Of Love and Shadows,” by Chilean writer Isabel Allende.

She is the niece of Salvatore Allende, who was overthrown in a violent coup by Pinochet… Continue reading

A Room of One’s Own

By BarbaraAnne:

This is my friend Miriam’s art studio. I see its silent, sunlit beauty. I also see all the gifted women who never had a hope in the world to get a space like this.

Jane Austen wrote in… Continue reading

Vintage Gloves

My Mother’s Gloves
By BarbaraAnne:

Vintage rhinestoned pink they were
Perfectly kept in a mahogany drawer —
A time capsule for accessories,
in case we required delicate attire.

Our prepared identity,
my mother’s and mine
must be kept safe.… Continue reading

Calvin Klein Obsession

By BarbaraAnne:

I have been thinking about life’s meaning and its relation to obsessions.
The pendulum swings from stalking to passionate collector; murder to magnificence.

Annabel Lee

John Lennon


channeled intelligently
begets beauty.

So I bought perfume today,… Continue reading

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