You know how we would be doing something and suddenly an image would come to mind? Well, that happened to me yesterday.
I suddenly remembered a woman who some years ago lived virtually right on the beach. She always wore those long flowing kind of dresses, and early every morning she would take her three dogs for a run on the sand. Those dresses gave her an almost ethereal look as she walked and ran with the dogs. It’s an image I’ve never forgotten.
What brought it to mind? Well, I was reading a short poem by Robert Herrick called, “Upon Julia’s Clothes,” and a certain line in the first verse just invited the image in.
Whenas in silks my Julia goes.
Then, then, methinks, how sweetly flows
The liquefaction of her clothes.
Next, when I cast mine eyes and see
That brave vibration each way free;
O how that glittering taketh me!
I love the poem, and that line, “The liquefaction of her clothes” is just magnificent. So here’s to the woman who seemed to vibrate and glitter as she walked and ran with her dogs on the beach.