Two days ago, I watched a documentary on Margot Fonteyn. I love programs about dance or dancers, especially ballet. The show was nearly three hours long. The film was a slow and lasting, feast for the senses.
The film was filled to the brim with beautiful things and people to look at but for some reason, I was struck by this image of, Margot, in a phone booth. She’s beautiful and elegant but beyond that, I recalled how it felt to step into a phone booth the make a call, back when this is what people did.
I realized, immediately, I liked this much better than I do talking on a cell phone. Odd thought in it’s randomness.
This image stayed with me. I thought about Uranus in Venus-ruled Taurus. I’ve been writing about true art and beauty in my newsletter lately. I am drawn in this direction and this is a good example of what I’m taking about.
Margot had her sun, Mercury and Mars in Taurus. Look at her! So beautiful talking on the phone! The woman was art, walking. This is apparent in every frame of the film.
I thought about writing about this. I knew I’d need a picture so I searched, “Margot Fonteyn phone booth”. I was hoping for some dumb luck but it didn’t work out. I realized I would need a screen grab if I wanted to write this piece. The next day, I went to the beauty salon. The Venus-ruled beauty salon, that is.
I loaded the forum on my blog as I waited for my hair to process. I was stunned to see an ad for phone booths on the page. You’ve got to be kidding me, I thought. I was struck by the speed of the ad-matching (less than 12 hours), but I also wonder, who is selling phone booths and why? I clicked the ad and it took me here.
I can understand how something like this might be desirable. In the old days, you stepped into a phone booth so you could talk privately and/or not disturb other people with your conversation. If you step into a phone booth with a cell phone, it’s a bit silly because there is nothing private at all about using one of those! But the feeling you get stepping into a phone booth is unique and quite special. The feeling of walking around, not tied to an appliance is pretty appealing as well.
What do you think of all this… or any of it? How does it strike you?