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Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Blissful Affair

J and I were actually out after dark last night, and I believe we were at the social event of the season. It was the 9th Annual Perello Private Outdoor Affair, where we got to meet new people, chow down on great food, have a drink and--believe it or not--enjoy a brief massage. Now that's what I call a party favor.

If you visit here often you've heard me mention Ibarionex Perello, a photographer and human I admire. Well, there's a Cynthia to our Ibarionex, and she, too, has the soul of an artist. When she shared her original poem, "Bliss," it seemed to have everything to do with having her family and friends all around. We were honored to be included.

I took a lot of pictures of Cynthia. Most of them weren't clear, but in this one I caught the light of someone else's flash. That flash was so bright it worked on her like a spotlight, and she worked it right back.

10 comments:

USelaine said...

That moment is just magical! Nicely composed too. Glad to hear you had a good time.

Shell Sherree said...

Cynthia looks radiant enough to make the flash superfluous. And massages for guests? Speaking of bliss...

I'm glad you and J had a lovely time, Petrea! Sounds gorgeous.

Petrea said...

It was kind of magical. I don't think a single person at the party missed it, and there were a lot of people there.

Yes, she was radiant. She had gone to a lot of trouble to make sure everyone had fun, and it all really came together so she was able to relax and shine.

Mei-Lu said...

This is a beautifully composed shot, Petrea. Has a really lovely atmosphere to it that matches your description of the story.

The Sage of Altadena said...

it looks just wonderful! (we were invited but Dr Mrs Altadenablog isn't up to these things yet!) Maybe next year!!

Petrea said...

Hi Mei-Lu! Good to see you. And thanks.

Sage, (or should I say Saga), you've got just about the world's best excuse.

Linda Dove said...

I need to have a drink in my hand the next time I do a poetry reading! Bliss, indeed.

Glad y'all had fun....

Cynthia Perello said...

Hi Petrea and thanks so much for such a lovely post and even more so, for attending our annual affair. Much love to you and your hubby!

Petrea said...

Linda, let us know when the next reading is.

And thank you, Cynthia, we were so glad to be there. You have some pretty fantastic people in your life and we enjoyed basking in their presence!

Lori Lynn said...

Sounds like a terrific evening. You can just tell that Cynthia is gregarious, warm and friendly. Maybe it's her smile.
LL