300/366 Zig, zig, zig
This is one of the more interesting neighborhood finds. At night, a film of skeletons dancing is projected onto a window screen and can be seen from the street. I am going to try and see if I can capture it on video. It is astonishing to watch. Even Jack Henry was mesmerized and this is a dog that can be quite fussy about his movie viewing.
Zig, zig, zig, Death in cadence,
Striking with his heel a tomb,
Death at midnight plays a dance-tune,
Zig, zig, zig, on his violin.
The winter wind blows and the night is dark;
Moans are heard in the linden-trees.
Through the gloom, white skeletons pass,
Running and leaping in their shrouds.
Zig, zig, zig, each one is frisking.
The bones of the dancers are heard to crack-
But hist! of a sudden they quit the round,
They push forward, they fly; the cock has crowed.
–from “Danse Macabre,” by Henri Cazalis
Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, iColorama and Polamatic using the SFX70 presets
For today: Zig, zig, zig
A possibly little known fact: the tremendous musical piece of the same name and composed by Saint-Saëns was based on the above poem. Here is a cartoon done in the 1980s that captures the spirit of the poem pretty well. There are other versions, but this one seems to understand best the context-