Monday, December 13, 2010

On, In, and Around Mondays: The Naughty Camera

earring man

It was the end of the evening. I had changed out of my black dress, put my sparkly necklace beneath a gray sweater and coat, taken off my faux diamond ring (which had looked so beautiful, in any case).

LL cinderella

I felt a little like Cinderella after midnight. Except I had my camera. And I don't remember Cindy having one of those.

single santa

There were other fairytales coming to an end. People going home. I was surprised at how many Santas boarded the train. I was surprised at how the conductor yelled at me when she saw I'd taken a picture of the outside of the train. And how she cringed and batted her arm sideways when I tried to apologize and say, "It's okay."

My camera is a naughty camera. It has a hard time letting go, even when eyes flash anger. My camera doesn't give up easily. I got on the train and it took another picture. People in Santa hats, not willing to let the fairytale end before dawn.

three red hats


On, In and Around Mondays (which partly means you can post any day and still add a link) is an invitation to write from where you are. Tell us what is on, in, around (over, under, near, by...) you. Feel free to write any which way... compose a tight poem or just ramble for a few paragraphs. But we should feel a sense of place. Would you like to try? Write something 'in place' and add your link below.

If you could kindly link back here when you post, it will create a central meeting place. :)

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Blogger A Simple Country Girl said...

Oh my! "Passage" and "Waiting Room" in the same image--seems like we are all waiting for a birth together, aye?

L.L., where had you been? And why did you disrobe before boarding the train? Don't they let girls in dresses ride trains in the big city? ;-)


10:40 AM  
Blogger A Simple Country Girl said...

Ah, thanks for adding Cindy to the post. What fun!


Think I'll add my poetry post here too, seems fitting, but not quite like a little black dress!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I love your little black dress :). Sounds like the jewelry was just the right touch, Cinderella :). And what was up with the train driver? I'm glad your camera didn't let that stop the capturing of those santa hats! I think some little elves must have been involved.

This seems a bit surreal and kind of adds to my holiday spirit. Jingle bells!

12:33 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Thanks for the compliments on the dress. :)

It was actually a full-length satin skirted dress with a secret duct-tape patch put on the inside last minute, when my husband was ironing the dress and discovered it had a slash in it! Lol. What duct tape can't do. :)

12:49 PM  
Blogger deb said...

oh... I would not have been able to get my camera back out after the strange confrontation. you are good and naughty. I'm still quite the shy photo taker.

being Cindy for a short time is enchanting though isn't it. I love a good ball now and then.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

LOL, L,L.! (that's a lot of L's).

Your husband is some handy man to have around. Wait until I tell Cheryl. Who needs a sewing machine?

1:18 PM  
Blogger S. Etole said...

what a delightful sequel to the ball ...

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Sandra Heska King said...

I love it. I'm nervous about snapping other people. I don't want to get snapped at. ;)

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Tim said...

nice story and pictures to match

5:44 PM  
Blogger Mama Abby said...

L.L., I love the dress too...and the naughty camera...mine was naughty tonight taking a picture of my daughter with mashed potatoes mashing in her hands when I should have been cleaning her up before they got into her eyes...bad Mommy:/

I'm sorry, I think I messed up the 'in and around' and I already submitted my link. Mine is wistful and describes many Christmases, each one a place in time and literal place...I think you meant 'right now' place? apologies please

9:01 PM  
Blogger M.L. Gallagher said...

I love your black dress and the Santa hats and the train and the conductor and everything about this post.

11:48 PM  
Blogger Misha Leigh. said...

Oh I love this post! And I especially love that last photo - it is sheer fun!

3:16 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

pretty!! I love your dress!

6:12 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

wondering where the ball was?

a white whirl of fury gusts outside glass.

door cannot open.

inward i turn.

lonely nostalgia,companion.

5:11 AM  

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