I tried out a cheap Russian lens - Helios 44-2 - that is meant to imitate the Petzval. I liked the image more when viewing it from the camera's screen, but ah well, that is the case sometimes, and sometimes often. There is a milky dreaminess to it and you can just start to detect the swirling bokeh around the edges.
The boy and I feel the same about today, except that I am in constant physical pain, of course. You can not see the gray of the windy skies behind him here but it is there and goes to the horizon and past in all directions. It will for days and days. Everybody has been talking about it.