POSTCARD PROJECT # 26: "Somewhere around 36,000 feet"
This William Eggleston photograph has haunted me since the first time I saw it. Things look so GOOD: the pretty sky, window seat, sparkly drink, delicate hand. Then you see the shadow of the unseen woman's hand, and it's so dang SCARY - like one of those movies where you can only see the monster's real shape in the mirror or something! Duplicity ... Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde ... the way betrayal happens to you like a bad accident. I also like the title: "En Route to New Orleans." The kind of place where anything could happen.