I'm sure it's because of my roots being ancestrally stuck in the rich,
dark soil of the Midwest, that I adore the artwork of Grant Wood,
1891-1942. Most of his works are of the simple, rural American
Midwest, often capturing the steadfast American pioneer spirit.
One of his best known paintings is American Gothic, an iconic
image of the 20th century.
Wood's "Portrait of a Woman", in his Main Street series, above, is
one piece I'm particularly fond of, and keep a copy in my PC photo
file. For the past several months, this lovely voyeuristic lady would
peer at me, through her window, every time I opened the file. I
couldn't help but notice how much she looked like my dear bloggy
friend, FireLight. Now, keep in mind, I've never met FireLight in
person, and have only seen a few of her small avatar size photos.
Finally, hoping she wouldn't think I was completely kooky, I sent
her a copy of the Main Street portrait, with a note telling her of the
I almost fell off my chair when FireLight sent me this photo taken
some 20 years ago. The same color braided hair, the hand to the chin,
and not to mention the fact that she looks exactly like Wood's lady in
the window; she easily could have been his model. Listen carefully.
Can you hear the Twilight Zone theme playing in the background?
I told you I was psychic.