“King: ...Pairs of male elephants to be released into the forests of America. There it is hoped that they will grow in number and the people can tame them and use them as beasts of burden. Anna: But your majesty, I don’t think you mean pairs of MALE elephants.” – From “The King and I”
Another Lee Friedlander image for Magpie Tales this week to stimulate the flow of creative juices of the group. This image was definitely Nostalgia with a capital “N” for me, and the black and white of the original image was sadly inadequate for the technicolour memories of the oriental extravaganza that was bigger than life in “The King and I”. Hence, with apologies to Mr Friedlander, my colourisation of this image.
A grey life, big city blues;
The show brings rainbows.
My life’s routine drags
Look up, and escape.
The songs the dances,
Show has all, larger than life.
Tomorrow, all grey.