Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot
Dom is fond of the word – ‘why’.
During a visit to the Met he observed placards that gave a quick glimpse into the stories behind  the centuries-old paintings and sculptures.
Ahead we found the sculptures of Praxiteles and the paintings of Titian, Manet and Degas  depicting the nameless and infamous women  –  mythic figures like Venus and Salome to very real ladies like Madame X and Grace Elliott. Unfortunately the details given are at best sketchy.
Dom examined it and unable to find the requisite information, he  turned to me and asked – tell me why not ?
Words ~ 97

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



37 thoughts on “Coy

  1. We should never stop a child from asking “why”! It is how we all learn… we should continue to ask WHY??? I think the world would be a little different if we did! Well done!

  2. I’ve read the older stories, too, so I know he’s not a child. I suspect there’s a lot of symbolism I don’t understand. Asking why not is always a good thing though. Never take anything for granted.

    • The story of these ladies are often complex and may be impossible to narrate briefly on a placard ….. but then Dom is Dom with all his idiosyncrasies. However, this shortcoming is addressed by the ‘shady ladies tour’ at the Met.
      Thank you so much for reading this and all the older blogs. Appreciate it. 🙂

    • While researching for a handle on the prompt I came across ‘the shady ladies tour of the Met’ and it made me think how Dom would react to it. That is briefly the genesis of this post.
      Thank you for the interest.

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