UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A&F MAGAZINE, FALL 2004
The words of an enraptured writer can be as moving, in the depth of heart, as the overwhelming energy of mythic waters in tempest. Compelled by an unprecedented emotion over a subject of affection, he succumbs to the composition of an orthography of passion in the hopes of capturing what once brought to him euphoria ephemeral. Though, rather stoic, fate and time perform their dance, and what once brought us joy then fades away...
Thus, above, is how I feel over my Summer 2013 and all it came to be for me in heart; and I bring to you this conclusion, on the premier issue of the A&F Magazine Fall 2004, coinciding in sentiment with the end of a personally, forever time-memorable period now fading Into the Past. I'll never for get my Summer 2013. In the words of the great English Romanticism poet, William Wordsworth, as quoted on the back cover...
“THOUGH NOTHING CAN BRING BACK
THE HOUR OF SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS,
OF GLORY IN THE FLOWERS; WE GRIEVE NOT,
RATHER FIND STRENGTH IN
WHAT REMAINS BEHIND.”
Incidentally, this also has come to be, to my surprise, the 9th Tales of Vintage post – and nine is my ultimate number. This year's been too filled with incidences and coincidences and they never stop happening wherever randomly. Though, anyway, here's my photography of the closing finale to this wonderful collectible A&F Magazine...
“IT’S SO MATERIAL, CRIMINAL,
WHAT WE PUT UP ON A PEDESTAL [...]
SUMMER DAYS WILL FADE AWAY AND
PASS US BY, BUT WE’LL SURVIVE
CUZ WE GOT LOVE.”
THIS IS HAS BEEN THE NINTH IN TALES OF VINTAGE!,
A SERIES OF POSTS HIGHLIGHTING EXCEPTIONAL ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO.
PIECES WITH PERSONAL STORIES FROM FANS ACROSS THE PLANET.
Images and written content © C.E.R., The Sitch on Fitch. Original photography in A&F Magazine Fall 2004 by Bruce Weber for Abercrombie & Fitch.