”The airy tribe of birds, O Holy One, is first to start heralding your approach, struck with your power through the heart.” Lucretius, The Nature of Things
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Mister Rogers auto-tuned remix. One of the formative figures of my childhood. I heart him. And this video.
Fabulous feathery notecards from Anna Michelle Cards.
“A leaf from a large Antiphonal illuminated in the Tyrol in the middle of the fifteenth century. At the IntroitGaudeamus omnes for the mass of the Assumption, with a large historiated initial depicting the death of the Virgin. The floral border decoration of leafy vine stem with bursting pods in green, pink, blue, and yellow is reminiscent of painting in copies of the Gutenberg Bible and other early printed books. This reminds one again that the printed book was formed in the context of the manuscript book, and that what print could not do at the beginning was beautifully supplied by hand. Another leaf from this Antiphonal was sold by Maggs, Catalogue 14 (1988) no. 14.
“R.H. & M.A. Rouse Illum. 10”
Gillian Welch, “Elvis Presley Blues”
“The Plan of St. Gall is the earliest preserved and most extraordinary visualization of a building complex produced in the Middle Ages. Drawn and annotated on five pieces of parchment sewn together, the St. Gall Plan is 112 cm x 77.5 cm and includes the ground plans of some forty structures as well as gardens, fences, walls, a road, and an orchard. Three hundred thirty three inscriptions identify the buildings and their uses, including a church. a scriptorium, lodgings for visiting monks, a monastic dormitory, refectory, kitchen, bake and brew house, guest house, abbot’s residence, and an infirmary, and numerous fields and industrial out-buildings.”
Yes, this happened.
“Let It Be,” The Beatles.