|vintage glass animals|
|"The Glass Menagerie" written by Tennessee Williams in 1945|
The play "The Glass Menagerie," by Tennessee Williams, was one of those readings in college that just stuck with me. There was something about it that captured my heart; something to do with the sweetly sentimental themes, the symbolic characterization and setting. Central to the play is introverted Laura Wingfield and her collection of glass animals. Her little glass figures are highly symbolic of her fragile world of dreams, and her own place in that world as opposed to the world outside. The play is tragic and lovely.
It is also autobiographical. Williams' sister (Rose) was extremely withdrawn, and continued to lose herself in her own dream world as the years went by. Although it is sad, there is something very beautiful about a person who is easily bruised by the harshness of the world, who cannot fight the battle. She is as rare as the unicorn in the menagerie, and as fragile as glass.
I like to think of those delicate little animals on the shelf. The refuge and joy of one.
A few things for your home and the holiday, reminiscent of "The Glass Menagerie."
|Glass animal taper holder.|
|vintage perfume bottle|
|Glass antler tree topper.|
|Dream menagerie rug.|