Columns For The Unconscious

In the columns we create in our minds as we live this life, there is one we unconsciously call “This is so True.” Take for example this posting from Ravenous Butterflies.

Ravenous Butterflies 17 hrs · “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” Toni Morrison Sir John Lavery - Anna Pavlova as a Bacchante, 1911

Sir John Lavery – Anna Pavlova as a Bacchante, 1911

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
Toni Morrison

Ah, ha! I say to myself. And it goes into that column, all without my involvement. My awareness, my consciousness. It is only in observing my own reaction that I say not only true, but something I want to note. What does that mean, ownership? Am I free? Do I act free? Freely? Do I claim myself in this world, in this life?

Or have I made that break, chosen a life, and then contented myself with that action alone? What thoughts do I then pull in to ask if there’s more, there’s more for the taking? And asking, and being?

So then maybe there’s another column, a sub-column, an endnote. Something that says “Better think about this some more.”

Others Sayin’…Thoughts For Today

So, I make art based on the idea that death is a part of nature and can be beautiful too. Nothing I like more than seeing nature take over a dead/abandoned thing. Not your usual post but, I thought this group might appreciate it. Enjoy!
How Does Your Garden Grow- Coz 2017

“I wish to weep
but sorrow is
I wish to believe
but belief is a

― Charles Bukowski

Poetic Outlaws · 3 hrs · “I wish to weep but sorrow is stupid. I wish to believe but belief is a graveyard.” ― Charles Bukowski
Above Both posted on Facebook
So for myself, on this fine day of sunshine and outside noises, I’m off to the store for the necessaries of shelter-at-home: Wine and Cheese and Chocolate. Well OK, maybe a small bottle of Vodka. Speaking of, I’ve heard that liquor sales in Ohio are at a 203% increase for the year so far. How’s that for saying something?

Birthdays Today

Brain Pickings BY MARIA POPOVA has another fine article about Edward Gorey’s work. He was born on this date (February 22, 1925–April 15, 2000). I’ve just ordered The Gashly Crumb Tinies from Amazon. It’s one of my all-time favorites and I can’t believe I don’t own it. It’s an alphabet book of manic and magical proportions, unbelievably anti-normal.


Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (BTD in 1892)

Sand Wash Basin Stallions

This is from a new site that I am following, even when depressed it seems. From Friends of Picasso—Grand Wild Stallion of Sand Wash Basin. SWB is in Colorado. Meg Frederick Photography is a frequent contributor and displays the best photos. She also has her own separate page.

Meg Frederick Photography· 4 hrs ·  Tango (above) is a gorgeous and much loved stallion in Sand Wash Basin. He is the son of Picasso and Mingo.


Above is our hero himself. A close watch is being held in the hope that he mades it through the treacherous winter, as in the end—like the rest of us—he winters alone.

The Art of Book Covers (1820–1914)

The Public Domain Review   
Founded in 2011, The Public Domain Review is an online journal and
not-for-profit project dedicated to the exploration of curious and
compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas.

A Masque of Days Charles Lamb. A Masque of Days. London- Cassell and Co., 1901 — Source. Cover design by Walter CraSuch a delightful surprise to find a new site that offers a magazine which will delight the bibliophile. Shared here are a few samples of the Book Covers that have been displayed on the site. All credits and any explanation needed are given beneath the displayed covers. And very delightful these creations are. Enjoy!
Lord Dunsany. The Book of Wonder. London- William Heinemann, 1912

If you would like to explore further, click on the “online” in the first paragraph above, and go directly to The Public Domain Review.

TheArtOfBkCvsIgnatius Donnelly. Ragnarok- The Age of Fire and Gravel. New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1883Too Curious Edward J. Goodman. Too Curious. London; Guildford- Bentley & Son, 1888Max Wolf. Die Milchstrasse. Leipzig - Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1908Dress and Care of the Feet John Lord Peck. Dress and Care of the Feet. New York- Fowler & Wells, 1871Felix Schloemp. Das unheimliche Buch. Munich- Georg Mueller, 1914Friedrich Christian Accum. A Treatise on Adulteration of Food and Culinary Poisons. London, Longman, 1822Walter Crane. A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden. London- Harper, 1899Montague Browne. Practical Taxidermy. London- “The Bazaar” Office, 1878W. T. Horton. A Book of Images. London- The Unicorn Press, 1898Ten Time One is Ten Frederic Ingham. Ten Time One is Ten. Boston- Roberts Brothers, 1871Evelyn Sharp. Wymps. New York & London- John Lane, 1897Richard Bowdler Sharpe. Sketch-Book of British Birds. London- Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,1898