Monday, June 1, 2015

Apparitions Shadows Reflections

Haunted furniture... certainly not what I sought in a secondhand bookstore, perusing the pages of an enormous book picturing over 5000 antiques.  The heavy book balanced on my knee, I paused in the "looking-glass" section.  So many of the mirrors reflected views of old-fashioned interiors - the first thing to capture my attention, but they also exuded a certain atmosphere - which perfectly clean, but inwardly dusty crackled and speckly mirrors will do.  Some mirrors seem to reflect something about to happen - or happening just out of the realm of vision... a swishing of skirts, parting of curtains, a hand reaching for books or luggage, an inspection of one's appearance.  Here, you can see them too: