A sure fire method for entertaining babies is to blow soap bubbles…well, come to think of it, that works for amusing pretty much everyone! I’ve put together a fun little gathering of my Victorian trade cards around this theme.
“Real laughter is spontaneous. Like water from the spring it bubbles forth a creation of mingled action and spontaneity – two magic potions in themselves – the very essence of laughter – the unrestrained emotion within us!” Douglas Fairbanks
“No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.” William Osler
“In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys, whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles, blown in the air.” John Webster
“Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune’s bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.” John Greenleaf Whittier
“Songs are like a form of time travel because they really have moved forward in a bubble. Everyone who’s connected with it, the studio’s gone, the musicians are gone, and the only thing which is left is this recording, which was only about a three-minute period maybe 70 years ago.” Tom Waits
I enjoy this card to the left because it solemnly instructs you to “Read The Other Side”, lest you not flip it over and thereby miss the Yates & Company Clothing’s wish for you to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you next Wednesday for more Whimsy!