Myth Masque

If one is lucky,

a solitary fantasy can totally transform

one million realities.

Maya Angelou

 

xoxox

Erin Layne, the glamorous organizer of the Myth Masque

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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.

xoxox

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A ship sails the bejeweled high seas

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Alice in Bellydance Land

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Gotta Facebook!

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Even this mermaid had to take a break from posing by her clamshell to post updates

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On stage

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The truly Bella Electric Strings Trio

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And a full moon added to the magic, too!

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xoxox

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    May 30, 2013 @ 08:44:05

    As they pass in the night or overhead as the case may be, my favorite is the ship. Speaking of bejeweled…LA became a temporary setting for a fine stone and is a permanent one for another. 🙂

    When we think of impossibilities it is only a stepping stone for what may lie just beyond the horizon. If you choose not to look then you’ve given up hope for the possible. Choose to go forward and what have you lost? Nothing, there is always a new horizon!

    I’m sure the party began when Sharky arrived in her horse drawn carriage…;)

    Mountain

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