Above its domes the gulfs accumulate.
Far up, the sea-gales blare their bitter screed:
But here the buried waters take no heed—
Deaf, and with welded lips pressed down by weight
Of the upper ocean. Dim, interminate,
In cities over-webbed with somber weed,
Where galleons crumble and the krakens breed,
The slow tide coils through sunken court and gate.
From out the ocean’s phosphor-starry dome,
A ghostly light is dubitably shed
On altars of a goddess garlanded
With blossoms of some weird and hueless vine;
And, wingéd, fleet, through skies beneath the foam,
Like silent birds the sea-things dart and shine.
Atlantis (1912) – Clark Ashton Smith
Natasha went to the Halloween Dance for our Special Needs community, which was held at the Elliot Lake Moose Hall – Mom did make-up and I enhanced it a bit for the photo. Character choice was Natasha’s.
Surreal: having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic, phantasmagorical, uncanny, intense hyper-reality, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur. Characteristics associated with art and literature created by founders and followers of cultural movement known as Surrealism.
( The video came to my attention by way of Mobius Faith’s blog, On Being and Becoming. Make sure to check it out. )
This post is a salute to Ashley’s blog , Syncopated Eyeball; the blog tag line is Creepy Spooky Lovely Nice. The shots are all back stage scenes of the Elliot Lake’s Roundabout Puppeteers. The first three shots were from this year’s production, while the Ghostly Groot-Tree was from last year. The second shot was taken by my son Alex and the last shot was taken by Cora Richer. I processed the compositions using a Gothic-Zombie effect.