A personal blog and commonplace book by Christopher Whalen
I like the picture (I'm a sucker for sepia). Is it yours?You may know that moment in the second chapter of Ulysses where Stephen Dedalus asks the class what a pier is; when they cannot answer, he says, "A disappointed bridge." That's the first thing that popped into mind when I saw this.
No, alas, it's not mine. It was a birthday card from my parents. I would have given an attribution if I could have found one. Didn't want to unstick the card from it's backing (which I've now just done). Not quite as idyllic when you know it's Morecambe. And not a cockle-picker in sight (probably all under water). It's not really sepia either. It just came out that way from the scanner.I didn't think of that moment from Ulysses. Thanks for reminding me. I see it as more of a Gatsby thing, looking toward the green light.