We’re Not There Yet

photo taken by me in the backyard of the home of poet and artist, Judy Longley, when she still lived in Charlottesville

I’m pretty sure this is some garden accessory store’s version of David by Michelangelo. In photos I’ve seen of the original, he looks happier, but this shot seems appropriate to the times we’re currently living in. I see, in this picture, not the grace and beauty of youth, but a somewhat more solemn perspective. He’s a little weathered too. Aren’t we all? Well, I am.

I don’t know why I think the picture below fits the mood too. This was taken at Barrack’s Road Shopping Center in Charlottesville. To my eye, at this time, it looks like a figure of loneliness. We aren’t all standing in so much isolation, but no matter how relative your isolation, it’s still a matter of waiting…

mannequin in a store window, Charlottesville

3 thoughts on “We’re Not There Yet

  1. Susan, I always enjoy your posts, and this one first of all brings up my love for Juliet. I’ve never been in her back yard and didn’t even know David was there, but I love what you said about his expression and also about the manikin. You find interesting twists for your photos. Take care of yourself! I miss you! Love, Louisa

    On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 10:26 AM Whaddya Mean Rosebuds? wrote:

    > sshafarzek posted: ” I’m pretty sure this is some garden accessory store’s > version of David by Michelangelo. In photos I’ve seen of the original, he > looks happier, but this shot seems appropriate to the times we’re currently > living in. I see, in this picture, not the grac” >

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