damn, hello kitty! even though you look like a stale marshmallow, you dgaf, you’re feeling good, wearing outfits and trolling for dudes on tinder and xbox live because “you can never have too many friends!” need to learn from you because you are a pussy in control. next time some dude sends me unsolicited dick pics, i will reply with “small gift, big smile!”
m.sexta with its black and white socks like a tim burton character. and of course it was eating deadly nightshade. :*)
well this took me by surprise because i’ve never heard this theory before and can’t imagine there’s any real substantiation for it. but it appeals to me, there’s a romance to it; i definitely felt my manduca sexta caterpillar had reincarnated rather than metamorphosed, especially after it fell dormant. “for in that sleep of death, what dreams may come, when we have shuffled off this mortal coil,” etc, etc, etc… m.sexta, reborn as a hawkmoth, shuffled off its pupal case.
from bernd heinrich’s life everlasting: the animal way of death, which i’ve been reading here and there, enjoying the passages on bark beetles and whale falls
having seen “the forty part motet” at the cloisters (thank you, mr jj), “macbeth” (my obsession), and the morgan library’s exhibition of leonardo da vinci’s “codex on the flight of birds”… listening to “sir gawain and the green knight” while embroidering… my brain is in 14-16th century europe. what i like best about the imagery of this time is the supernatural being casually natural. like unicorns cavorting with dull english quails and such. that’s why i sometimes hate modern interpretations of the magic in shakespeare’s plays. witches aren’t manifestations of a dark psyche, THEY’RE JUST WITCHES doing what witches do (living in the forest and having poor hygeine).
even with time machine i wouldn’t visit that time though, because i think the general reaction would be, “why does everything smell like shit and the plague?”
How about instead of filling our bird feeders with generic grain mixes from the pet store, we fill them with native wildflower seeds attractive to birds. The plethora of native sunflowers immediately come to mind. It could be a great way of increasing native wildflower coverage with minimal effort. :)