The Green Fuse

A friend recently quoted a line from “The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower,” and life of late certainly resounds with that theme.

After years of reading about children’s librarians of earlier eras using magic lanterns and colored slides, I finally saw the real thing recently at Winterthur. Images of the device itself are on my other camera, in files that have to be edited for viewing, but I thought to snap a few of the slides. Everything from anatomy …

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… to tulips.

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I love the way the skeleton seems to be looking through a portal, pausing in greeting. Librarians’ excitement over this technology and ways it might encourage children’s understanding is palpable with the material objects at hand. The tulip photo is a tad washed out, but the vibrant colors of these slides is amazing.

As are the colors in the gardens in the sun. From a day without rain, a jack-in-the-pulpit.

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The emerging green of the canopy overhead, too.

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Today, though, is very Christopher Robin. As in, “Tut, tut, it looks like rain”

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