Bring Hither Grand Days Of Yore
photos by charls
there are moments – mostly during idle time – when i wonder what it would be like had i lived in decades of past. the 40’s and 50’s seem to be the most appealing to me (aesthetically, at least) and i like imagining myself in the company of stylish gals all clad in the prettiest circle skirts and tea-length dresses. yet occasionally my mind wanders farther back to the past, to a time of petticoats and lush brocades, of corsets and ever-so-intricate hairstyles, and i think to myself, i could get used to that. however when i voice out such sentiments to family and friends and i get nothing but confused stares from them. why? it’s not like i wish we still lived in those times (i imagine some people would just drop dead upon realizing the nonexistence of the internet), but rather that there was a way we could peek into past eras and perhaps experience them even just briefly…whenever we want.
is that really so much to ask?