I recently read the late Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About my Neck. I’m sorting books again today, and the clocks on the cover of this sci-fi novel made me think of the passage of time, which leads to the loss of physical energy and firm youthful skin — and now, I’m feeling bad about my neck.
Some women-of-a-certain age have plastic surgery. Some wear flowing scarves around their necks. But it occurs to me that there’s another solution — rooted in the past …
Here’s my solution to the neck-thing — bring back the ruff! Too much trouble to launder, set, and starch, you say? No servants to help out? No problem — in the 21st century we have something better — 3D Printers.
At the Amsterdam Museum, there’s a corner where you can “take a photo of yourself as a member of the civic guard”…
What do you think of my idea? April Fool? (well maybe, but only a little bit)
Now it’s back to downsizing, and time to start sorting out the next shelf of books, but first, here’s the attribution for the book cover detail above.
Earth is Room Enough by Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), cover design by Tony Palladino (1930-2014), award winning designer and illustrator known for creating the book jacket and movie title typography for Psycho.
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