Friday, September 29, 2006




Can anyone tell me the name of this painting or who painted it? It was featured prominently in the film "el espiritu de la colmena" and I believe it has some siginificance but what?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Are all hearts our hearts?

The heart as appears on valentines and carved into trees.

Abstract as it is, the origin of the symbol is disputed. some say it looks like the two chambered heart of a cow. Wikipedia offers many meanings:

"The "heart" shape could also be considered to depict features of the human female body, such as the female's pubic mound or vulva. A Sumerian cuneiform symbol for "woman" closely resembles the heart shape, and is believed to directly depict the pubic mound. Others maintain that the heart resembles the shape of the female breasts or the female buttocks, especially when bent over in readiness for copulation from the rear."

If doggystyle and the innocence of hearts drawn on schoolgirl stationary do not mesh well with you, perhaps the formulation of origin is necessary:

"in polar form
r = 1 − sin(θ)
will, when plotted, graph a heart-shaped figure called the cardioid"


Friday, March 10, 2006

Where it goes to


Carved into a park bench:

beneath the branches
lies the sun's gift now undone
and forevermore


Inked into a dead tree:

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Xtreme Backpacking

Everytime I see a fat lady rolling her bag behind her at the city college, I am reminded of this video and am assured that she's waxing benches at the library on the weekends.

L'origine du Monde

Where it comes from

This is a blog about creation. not creationism. this is the entry as much as the exit. "givin 'er the old in out" as Alex said before the eyes were opened. This will watch progress with consistent digression.