Invisible things by Noëlle Maline

With the flicker of a bird .. I prefer distractions and being interrupted . These days , I am a luggage organizer , book filer and background diorama painter .. I look at the night sky and watch old films .. Collect shadows and uncertainties .. I make art with fragments and broken images .. Paper , things and sounds .


today's breakfast plate

the day that doomsday never happened

  • one man told of how he quit his job because he wasn't going to get a paycheck next week anyway.
  • kids talked about how they were excited about never having to do chores or homework again.
  •  some sit stunned and some drive back home in their mini vans and beg for their jobs back.
  • and now they are sad because they didn't get to disappear.

[ here is a story from 1954...this was taken from an article in Live Science :]
The classic study of "doomsdays gone bad" took place in 1954. A Chicago woman named Dorothy Martin predicted a cataclysmic flood from which a few true believers would be saved by aliens. Martin and her cult, The Seekers, gathered the night before the expected flood to await the flying saucer. Unbeknown to them, however, their group had been infiltrated by psychologist Leon Festinger, who hoped to find out what happens when the rug of people's beliefs is pulled out from under them.
Festinger's study, which became the basis of the book "When Prophecy Fails" (Harper-Torchbooks 1956), revealed that as the appointed time passed with no alien visitors, the group sat stunned. But a few hours before dawn, Martin suddenly received a new prophecy, stating that The Seekers had been so devout that God had called off the apocalypse. At that, the group rejoiced — and started calling newspapers to boast of what they'd done. Eventually, the group fell apart. 



as played by
Алла Назимова
Alla Nazimova
was a russian american film and theatre actress..

 Oscar Wilde's Salome

This is a 1921 vanity fair caricature by Ralph Barton.
Nazimova is the one with the wild black hair.