Monday, April 7, 2008

Apirl, etc. (for April)

T.S. Eliot may or may not have been right about it (Christopher Hitchens asks in The Atlantic: "In what conceivable universe … is April the cruelest month?" and is cruelly accused of "freakish literal-mindedness" by a reader), but the right pearl or pill can sometimes soothe the moodiest blues. Apirl appears two times in OhioLINK, Apil four times, and Arpil 11 times. (Wearing something old and something blue, and borrowed from Wikimedia Commons, The Girl with the Pearl Earring is considered to be the most famous painting by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer.)

Carol Reid

1 comment:

casemusic said...

Has anyone ever observed how much the woman in this painting doesn't look like Scarlett Johansson?