Thursday, February 21, 2013
Of Mountains and Sleep
Connie camps in this area of New York, near a town called Phoenicia. When she visited in the summer of 2012, the town was still recovering from Hurricane Irene the year before. Fortunately, last year's Hurricane Sandy steered a bit away from the Catskills.
In the lower right there is an inset featuring a portion of a painting featuring 19th century author Washington Irving's legend of Rip Van Winkle, the man who slept 20 years. The painting, done by James Lewicki, for the cover of Life Magazine in 1959. With his long beard and grizzly look, Rip was no Sleeping Beauty, but I wonder if there are other legends about people who sleep for many years?