Thursday, July 5, 2012


Innocence Fritz Zubher-Buhler
 Robert Frost's poem Birches is one of my favorite poems.  The poet reminisces of the simple days of childhood and the carefree fun he had while swinging on the birches in the forest.  But in the second half of the poem, the poet is overcome with nostalgia as he is reminded that the beautiful innocence of childhood is long gone.  In one of the greatest scenes from the AMC series Mad Men, Don Draper is presenting a proposed ad campaign for the Kodak carousel, a projector.  As he makes his pitch, Don offers a short reflection on nostalgia: