On the avenue
Fifth Avenue
The photographers will snap us
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure

When writing the lyrics to “Easter Parade,” Irving Berlin could never have guessed that the rotogravure — the photography section of newspapers back in the day — would one day be replaced by something called Facebook, which is what these shots were really snapped for.

Today was a mixture of the the joyful and somber, sartorially symbolized by pink oxford and black knit tie. There was swing dancing in the Easter Parade on New York’s Fifth Avenue — conveniently right in front of my church. I broke in some new bit loafers with a few swing-outs and then headed inside to cool down among the old stones.

Happy Easter to all and sundry. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD