Mothers yielding Bibles, contemplating smearing the blood of lamb chops over her doorway. Anything to keep her son alive another day. — Antonia Perdu
In geometry, a cupola is a solid formed by joining two polygons, one (the base) with twice as many edges as the other, by an alternating band of isosceles triangles and rectangles. Well … sod that. In real life, a cupola is sheer poetry!
“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? #####That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future....
David, and Other Assorted Treasures. 1 Obviously a pun on this one. ↩︎
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino
Tomb of Flavia Iulia Helena Augusta, Empress of the first Christian Empire. Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris. “Remember, man, that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.”
The Biga, Vatican Museum by Francesco Antonio Franzoni
Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite all of the darkness. — Desmond Mpilo Tutu P.S. On a break, be back next week.
I am a part of all that I have met; Yet, experience is an arch wherethro’ Gleams that untravll’d world whose margin fades For ever and for ever when I move. — Alfred Tennyson, Ulysses, 18–21.
Constantine, by Bernini This is art!