Michael E. Bennett
San Francisco, CA
There’s a monster chained to my bed. It tells me I’m never going to do anything worthwhile. It tells me I’ll never do well enough. It tells me I am alone and that no one cares. It doesn’t eat and it doesn’t sleep. It keeps me from touching other people, because I see it in them too, reflected in the caring eyes of those around me. I wish I could kill it. That it could just dissappear and be forgotten. Sometimes I wish it would kill me. That I could just dissappear and be forgotten. But I’m going to have to learn to live with it. Or else I’ll never get out of here alive and see what beauty there is to be seen,
When one isn’t shackled to their bed. When there’s no longer a monster inside my head.
At the online Library of the Japanese Diet:
images of antique natural history illustrations
NATURAL HISTORY IN JAPAN: Quail
Edo (江戸時代) a/k/a Tokugawa period (徳川時代) 1603 - 1868
source: Japanese National Diet Library’s images of natural history
hes jst trying to play :<
Stela of Senres and Hormose
Both this funerary stela and the adjacent one, illustrate a popular Dynasty 18 type. The rounded top represents the sun’s path across the dome of the sky. A pair of wedjat-eyes—symbols of the sun and moon as well as of wholeness—frame a shen-ring, representing the sun’s universal, cyclical course. The stela’s owner Senres is shown sniffing a lotus, an emblem of eternal rebirth, while accepting food offerings. Senres’s wife, Hormes, is depicted grasping his arm in a gesture of intimacy. The offering prayer below ends by stating that Hormes commissioned this stela for her husband.
- Medium: Limestone
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Brooklyn Museum