Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Evening:






















Valentine's evening turned out to be everything you could hope for in a holiday devoted to expressions of affection. My student and friend Isaac came to dandyland for dinner, along with his mom, dad, & little sister. Isaac was was very elegantly dressed for the occasion; black pants with suspenders, a white shirt with red trim, black tuxedo jacket, black shoes, and something so rarely seen on young gentleman these days - a black silk top hat. Upon his arrival he presented me with a pink and red tissue-wrapped bottle of 2006 chianti and a red rose. What a sense of style! His sister Josie brought a miniature red rose bush. If my heart had any chill previously, it melted on the spot.

After dinner Isaac entertained us with a little music on the piano, with a bit of dancing thrown in to liven things up. At some point he noticed my grandmother's magnifying glass and decided to check himself out in the mirror. That's when I took this pic.

It really was a lovely evening - not at all like the massacre historically associated with St. Valentine.

9 comments:

Cathy said...

Isaac is a dashing young man. What did you make for dinner?

Nancy said...

"Looks" like Isaac is a scientist as well as an artist.

Nancy said...

"Looks" like Isaac is a scientist as well as an artist.

Nancy said...

Reflection and Refraction

Dan Dutton said...

Green chile burritos made with country ham, poblanos, queso fresco and a fantastic Salvadorean crema that Milly, (Isaac's mom) recommended, bib & red lettuce salad with avocado, lime & olive oil. We had shots of mescal (the adults, that is...) & flan, with caramel, for desert.

Isaac is inspiring in so many ways! He has the ever-curious mind that artists and scientists bring to bear on their work. I've always considered the two to be partners.

Dan Dutton said...

I think it's the hand in this pic that tells of a refined and delicate sense of perception.

SBD said...

Amazing. How cool is that for a perfect evening of sharing love? Culturally and emotionally.

Mary Beth said...

Thank you for the update on little Isaac. I had wondered what had become of him and the Warrior puppet. No worries now. The child had the strong warrior spirit that will help him survive in a curious world.

Apifera Farm said...

Charming fellow. No doubt he will inspire you, but vice versa. The top hat, oh my, how to make anyone swoon!