26 January 2011

Wednesday Hodge Podge


King St., Charleston, S.C.

Dark rolling clouds today and then it cleared up and the sky was beautiful.

Holy Cow kids, I've been bouncing balls this week. I ran a book and uniform fund raising sale today and have seventy kids interested in being nurses coming for a career exploration evening tomorrow night at Roper Hospital. Should be happy chaos!

I did make it out in time to meet my friend Debby at Med Bistro and we opened our calendars, spread out the Spoleto Festival brochure on the table and checked off what looked interesting. Let me know if you have any recommendations. Each year I plan to make the most of the festival and then it slips by before I get my act together. Not this time!

When you have a minute this is a lovely story: Vivian Maier - The Unknown Master Street Photographer. It is about a lady who worked as a nanny in Chicago and roamed the streets for years taking the most incredible photographs that were never shown to anyone until after her death when a fellow bought a box of negatives at an auction. He was stunned by what he found and tried to learn what he could about her. I expect there will be shows and books that will come out of this. I love this description of her:
She was a Socialist, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person. She learned English by going to theaters, which she loved. She wore a men’s jacket, men’s shoes and a large hat most of the time. She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn’t show anyone.

Oh, oh! Can I play her in the movie?! There has to be a movie.