Quotations from Virginia Woolf, often (but not always) linked to flowers, usually inspired by what is in bloom, and accompanied by my photos and artwork or that of friends. (Quotations are from the standard American editions: mostly the annotated Harcourt Brace series edited by Mark Hussey)
Monday, April 27, 2015
Party Consciousness: April 27, 2015
Virginia Vogue in Wood -- Color-Reduction Woodcut 1998
I have been sitting to Vogue, the Becks that is, in their mews, which Mr. Woolner built as his studio, and perhaps it was there he thought of my mother, whom he wished to marry, I think. But my present reflection is that people have any number of states of consciousness: and I should like to investigate the party consciousness, the frock consciousness, etc. The fashion world at the Becks . . . is certainly one; where people secrete an envelope which prtects them from others, like myself, who am outside the envelope, foreign bodies.