Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sepia Saturday #118 Going out to Poi- Nourishing the Heart and Soul


              SEPIA SATURDAY

                 Every Saturday we craft our posts from our imaginations and a theme photo which Alan posts on his (all things sepia and old) Sepia Saturday blog.  This week he has taken Liz Stratton from "Attics and old lace" blog idea of couples sharing time together and/or going out.


If you want to view more Sepia Saturday posts or share some of your own please go here

I begin with Couples and Going Out but end in a rather sacred life nourishment.

May I have this dance?

Copyright 1900 of women dressed in ball gowns and men in military uniforms all observing a couple embracing at the foot of the staircase. 

Courtesy of Library of Congress, Washington DC Prints and Photographs Division.

There are times in a person's life when they just know they'd go to the ends of the earth just to be together.

This is one of those moments.

Don't they just appear so comfortable together, even way up high where they could almost touch the sky?

There all alone they sit together in love, at The Valley - Half Dome - Nevada Falls, Cap of Liberty and imposing Sierra (E.S.E) from Eagle Peak, Yosemite, California.  Courtesy of Library of Congress Washington, DC Prints and Photographs Division.

So many of my smiles begin
from looking at you.

and end when
 you are away from me.

Doesn't he seem to be asking, "Will you take my hand, please."  Or perhaps she's just offering him a cookie.  You tell me, what do you think?
Photo taken October 1943, Courtesy Library of Congress, Washington DC Division of Prints and Photographs.

What about the times you just can't swing going out?

A little short for going out this weekend, so this lovely couple from Pie Town, New Mexico are spending the evening inside the living room of their new adobe house.  They originally arrived from Oklahoma seven years before this, and lived in a cabin until this adobe house was finished.
This photo was taken June 1940. - Courtesy of Prints and Photographs at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

I'm ending with a Couple sharing their family traditions right from their beloved surroundings.

POI- a sacred. life giving food- sustaining living beneficial organisms into a higher form of energy-
nourishing the human body, heart and soul.

This couple is making poi which was considered an important and sacred art of Hawaiian life.  When they put this on the family table, they believed that the spirit of Haloa, (Hawaiian ancestor) was present.
photo courtesy of Library of Congress Photos and Prints
Washington DC


Margaret said...

Such lovely images! I adore the one of the couple up high in the mountains. I also think we work so hard to make home a cozy place that going out is best by turning the radio on and enjoying each others company. :)

North County Film Club said...

Such a diverse selection. I also like the yosemite photo. It's been so long since I've been to that magical place. It really brought me back. Thanks for the remembrance.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, my, these are all wonderful, but I am especially taken with the couple at Yosemite.

Thanks for finding these for us this week!

Kathy M.

Bob Scotney said...

Five evocative photos; each has its own charm. Great post, Karen.

21 Wits said...

Margaret, Thanks for stopping by, and I totally agree with you, and that couple just give me that very as ease feeling of just being together.

21 Wits said...

Barbara and Nancy, I know right! That's one of my favorite things about Alan's Sepia Saturdays, memories....Thanks for stopping by!

21 Wits said...

Kathy, HI thanks for stopping I really enjoyed yours this morning too. I am so thankful for Alan and Kat putting this blog together for us all! We learn and can remember so many cool things in life, presently and past!

21 Wits said...

Bob, Thanks so much. I always enjoy your comments and do you have any more ghost stories to share? I'm gonna be catching up on posts the evenings this weekend and a good ghost story from someplace over yonder is so in my idea of reading pleasure!

Little Nell said...

Karen, you know how to pick 'em! I too love that shot of the couple high on the mountain, but the poignancy of the couple in their adobe cannot be denied. BTW I go with the cookie theory - she's definitely got her temptress look on!

Wendy said...

So many ways to think about this week's theme. Good job!

Queen Bee said...

What an interesting group of photos. When I look at the pictures, the word that comes to mind is CONTENT. The couples look comfortable and content with each other wherever they are - in a picturesque setting or at home.

Isn't the Library of Congress a great resource for vintage photos?

Alan Burnett said...

A great collection brought together with the skill of a gallery owner.

sage said...

I have been at that overlook of Yosemite... and there is something about that adobe home that looks comfortable.

21 Wits said...

Queen Bee, absolutely, their collections are like having many great old friends ready to call on at any moment!

Christine H. said...

These are all wonderful, but I especially like the photo of the people staying at home in their adobe house in pie town. They look so comfortable and content.

Bruno Laliberté said...

The Yosemite picture is remarkable, but I doubt the soldier in that other picture had cookies on his mind...
Perhaps asking her to dance?

Unknown said...

You started of with a wonderful formal sketch and then ended up really down home in the adobe. I love the first--ballroom and all.