the summer triangle… i didn’t highlight the third vertex because vega and altair are the two with any significance in east asia. they represent the weaver girl and the cow herder, who were so crazy in love with each other that they were not getting shit done. the heavenly emperor banished the lazy lovers to opposite ends of the galaxy. after a year of separation the lovers were allowed to meet again. excitedly they drew closer and closer… but they could not cross the milky way between them. the magpies and crows of earth heard their cries and felt so sorry for the couple that they all flew up to the heavens to make a bridge.
once a year, the birds make a bridge so that altair and vega can meet. it is a beautiful story about love, typical shriveled-dick patriarchs who need to meddle instead of minding their own bizness, and astronomical cockblocks.
this year, they meet on august 2 (칠석). on this day, please be kind to a magpie or crow, bone the one you love, and give “the man” the finger in honor of altair and vega.
i wrote a story to go with it on my blog
actually it has nothing to do with this picture, but that i kept misspelling tristan/tristram from that arthurian legend as “tristen.” and “triste” means “sad” so i started to imagine, yadda yadda blah blah
aaaaah! i love this rendition. the performances i have sound more brittle. my favorite piece of music probably until i die. tbh i don’t listen to much music, but i will sometimes loop this on repeat for a day.