I’ve been eating a lot of pomegranates these past few weeks. And every time I sit and take the seeds out, let them drop into the small bowl, bright blood-red against stark white, my thoughts turn to Persephone.
I like to think she ran away. I like to think Hades did not kidnap her, but that she begged him, seduced him, anything, all for him to take her away. How she was tired of the blue skies of Spring, and the heady smells of flowers, the birds fluttering around her, and her mother, always, in every part of everything around her.
I like to think she craved shadows and dark-lit hallways, or just something different, something wild and untamed, and not as brilliant. I like to think she stood there, in the underworld, listening to the moans of the dead, pondering. She would have held the three pomegranate seeds in the palm of her hand. The last three seeds of the fruit. All others squashed between her fingers, her hands red with juices as if she had bathed them in blood. And then, as the dim light of the world touched her skin, and the shadows she thought she might learn to love danced across her cheeks, she would have brought the seeds to her mouth, and decidedly squashed them under her tongue, sealing, choosing, her fate.
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Shadow of Doubt, 2009, Oil on Canvas
Ghost Story 1, 2007, Oil and French enamel on Canvas
Um, you can install Missing e and/or XKit.
Xkit has extensions that allows you to ‘mute’ people so that none of their text posts will appear on your dash.
You can also install the extension called ‘Tumblr Savior’ (works best in chrome), which allows you to blacklist certain tags. So for example if the people you follow tag their post ‘gpoy’, then you put that in the list and the posts will be hidden on your dash.
Hope that helps!
In 1885, nineteen-year-old Wilson A. Bentley took his first successful photomicrograph of a snow crystal. He went on to capture over 5000 such images before he died on Dec. 23, 1931, after walking six miles in a blizzard.