I’m reading this hidden gem (thanks Lynns!) and it’s just great. It’s set in the 70’s - where nightcaps are highballs and they do puzzles and play piano for fun! This is my first vintage lesbian romance novel and it won’t be my last :)
“Wheat and Carrots” - a bride in a home-made veil posing with a wheat and carrot bouquet, the groom is another woman in a suit and silk ribbon bow tie. I'm not sure if they're in costumes or if this is an unusual "home-made" wedding.
I could gaze at these two all day. They seem to embody a state of contentment in love, underpinned by friendship, you just know they’ll grow old together if the world would leave them be. Look at the slight difference in eyeline between the two - it evokes the spirit of the invisible photographer who was she? Or he? Who votes for a she? I do. It is only those bigots who cannot dissociate love from sex who can’t see that same gender love has always been as deep and present and valid in every age in every land - giving precedence to hetero love because it equates in their minds to hetero sex and procreation is close minded and shows us yet again how any revealed religion - Christianity, Judaism, Islam that professes a fixed body of truth bound within the supposed word of god set fast in the pages of a book any such religion cannot live hand in hand with progressive politics because the fixed revealed truth never allows for the accumulation of knowledge and understanding bequeathed to us by generation after generation to build and build into a palace of true wisdom the way that medicine or science does. It was very likely Bush and Blair’s shared Christianity that led them to commit the war crimes in Iraq and the appalling travesty of torture and false imprisonment that is Guantanamo. I’m riffing now as I gaze into those two happy faces and see the easy faith in their love. It’s amazing to me, it may be baffling to you I grant you, how a picture of two strangers can light a blue touch paper in my sleep deprived mind and set the twilight reeling. #lesbian #gay #hetero #sexual #free #eyes #happy #anti
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In this red room we develop
An understanding of all our wrongs
Now can we move along?
Lee Miller Kissing a Woman
OMG this book! I picked it up on a whim from the library’s new books shelf and 💜💜💜.