Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Art and Beauty Tuesday
Today's Art and Beauty Tuesday is a bit of a departure in that it is a black and white photo and not a painting. This is dancer Eda Squire-Brown leaving her bombed home on the day of her wedding during World War II.
I decided to post this picture to accompany yesterday's 7th Symphony by Beethoven, which was played during the climactic scene of The King's Speech, set during the advent of the war.
This photograph shows the beauty of the human spirit, where people continue to marry and have families even during the darkest of historical times, in the hope and knowledge that things will improve and that life is worth living. The generation who came of age during World War II showed a remarkable resiliency of spirit and are a model for us all.