Then she draws her brooch out of her mantle and drives it into her cheek till it struck the bone, and then there came out two filaments of milk: yet not a single drop of blood came out………… Then at last by reason of the long squeezing out came a little tiny drop. It was a little drop of water, and there was a little yellow on the surface enough to change its colour………… she put this little driblet on her nail……….
Off topic but I just came across another example.
Two examples/ sowing needle used to draw blood/ brooch pin. Both are sudden and spontaneous; rapid movements.
Although the needle looks like an established tool for the job, to measure and determine the quality of a fluid.
The four things to be asked of every composition must be asked of this composition, viz., place, and person, and time, and cause of invention.
The place of this composition is great Cork of Munster, and its author is Aniér MacConglinne of the Onaght Glenowra. In the time of Cathal MacFinguine, son of Cúcengairm, or son of Cúcenmáthir, it was made. The cause of its invention was to banish the demon of gluttony that was in the throat of Cathal MacFinguine.
Author (unknown) Aislinge Meic Con Glinne, CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts
I want to read something for pleasure that I don’t have to think about (thought is something of a grind at the moment, notable by its absence), Proust was attractive but prefer to avoid the night of the living dead, existential amateur eyeball horror of literary funeral director
Victory over the Sun, by Patricia Railing and a copy of her facsimile of Malevich’s SUPREMATISM 34
all is well that begins well and has not ended
Past with a future, a living thing ( in my unprofessional imagination). I have a desire to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and see Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross or travel back in time to the Tate and the Rothko room in the 80’s, that had that same theatrical impact on entrance.
Spatial sense, presence in the room, its emotional.
No idea if Dali’s work is in the same place, but I should visit. Be in the city some weeks from now, then across the water to Ireland.
Sense of time, past in the present/ present in the past, an Irish mythological sense. Religious rather than political revolution.