I was planning to go on with the calendar, then I thought I could change this one a bit and turn it into a (relatively) modern Madame Butterfly I'll let you imagine the story behind this pic! hope you like this! oh which one do you like better?
I have done a lot of work and research studying the Madame Butterfly story, and I have to say, this rendition of her is a lot closer to what she was like in reality. Madame Chrysanthemum (as she was actually known) was an inveterate smoker and was not as innocent as the opera portrayed her to be. She was also very stand-offish towards her French "husband,", another aspect that comes through in this picture. Great rendtion and definite favorite.