The way it sometimes looks


"Plymouth, Massachusetts, Potion 2014'' (photo), by DIANA BARKER PRICE, in her show "Untamed Forest,'' at the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury.

The gallery says that she "creates images that occur between the transitions of day and night, calm and storm, reality and fantasy, fleeting moments of magical light that become forever real once they are photographed.''

The picture above evokes how Plymouth looked to me in the very early morning of a certain summer day in 1968.

-- Robert Whitcomb

Meanwhile, from 1934:

Times have changed And we've often rewound the clock Since the Puritans got a shock When they landed on Plymouth Rock. If today Any shock they should try to stem 'Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock would land on them.

-- From the opening of the song "Anything Goes,'' by Cole Porter