I've never been one to have big dreams or large ambitions, the only real thing that I have always dreamed of, and longed to fulfil before I leave this plane of existence, is to some day visit America, in particular, the town of Sleepy Hollow. I've always been fascinated by that historical little village steeped in myth and legend and have, on more than one occasion, imagined living there (although I know that will always be a pipe dream!)
In my mind there is a never ending October atmosphere, the woods and ground are littered with vibrant leaves of every rusty hue imaginable, swirling around on a warm Autumnal breeze. The Queen Anne style houses, complete with witch hat turrets, are clad in paint chipped wood with pumpkins on every porch, and around every corner there is a sense of something always hidden from our eyes, watching from the shadows of our over imaginative minds. A black horse and carriage usually plays a part too!
I mentioned in my last post that my other half got something extremely special for my birthday, other people might not find it so but to me it has all sorts of warm fuzzy feelings attached to it! I think by now most know of my affection for the film 'Sleepy Hollow' and the legend that it originated from. Though I have read almost anything I can lay my eyes on in regards to Sleepy Hollow and neighbouring Tarry Town, I have never read the original tale written by Washington Irving in its entirety, and though I could have on many occasions, a part of me simply didn't want to read it from the pages of a generic copy. So, whilst browsing eBay a few weeks before my birthday I came across a copy that made my heart sing and imagine my excitement when my sweetie offered to get it for me as a birthday gift! ♥
At 114 years old, this copy has all the character (and smell) that I long for in aged books. The seller said she had purchased it from an antiquarian book dealer in New England some years ago, so knowing this beautiful old copy came all the way from an area not far from Sleepy Hollow, New York, makes it that bit more special to me!
I'll leave you with a picture of the Pudderweenie and two of my favourite Danny Elfman compositions from the film, just because. ♥
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