If one is lucky,
a solitary fantasy can totally transform
one million realities.
Erin Layne, the glamorous organizer of the Myth Masque
Just got back from an incredible weekend in LA catching up with family and friends, reflecting on our life journeys, leaving me shaking my head in amazement as we recounted stories of improbable synchronicity that had blessed us in dire straits.
After watching The Great Gatsby movie on Saturday night, I felt like I stepped straight into a more fantastic version of a Gatsby party when I chanced upon the 2nd annual Myth Masquerade Ball. I thought I was headed for The Edison club downtown, but my curiosity drew me to the church behind it with purple lights and loud music streaming through the windows. A queue of people in fancy whimsical dress at the gate and a horse carriage ride circling the block roped me in even further.
“Is this party open to the public?” I inquired. A fairy godfather appeared with a spare ticket to sell–then he gave me a mask, too, in case the party police required one. How lucky can a Goddess get?!
Myth Masque was my dream come true of a party, an enchanting mix of high fashion and high fantasy. I was thrilled to be swept into a sea of elaborate gowns, headdresses and costumes, each more ornate than the next from space age to renaissance to fairy tale. Polling those with the most fantastic ensembles, many were proud to say they had created their own outfit. It was a glorious celebration of divine imagination–for where would civilization be without this? Thank you to all who made that unforgettable evening happen, a most richly satisfying visual dessert that had me smiling all night and long after.
Click on “Leave a Comment” to share how you’ve embraced the impossible–like I did using my iPhone for very low light photography here.
A ship sails the bejeweled high seas
Alice in Bellydance Land
Even this mermaid had to take a break from posing by her clamshell to post updates
The truly Bella Electric Strings Trio
And a full moon added to the magic, too!
© Sharon Birke
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