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ashur2Ah, but it seems so obvious, placing the sky god at the pinnacle. Even with their flounced skirts and chic facial hair, the Assyrians were far too literal. Let’s hear from the ant god, the worm god, the warrior king of the snail. Put the periwinkle god at the center of your winged disc. That would be worth considering.


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Both of you in snowsuits, how your arms stuck out from your sides. Like kites about to go airborne, cheeks red with winter, small noses running. That you are now grown women with children of your own I do not deny, but this present reality does not erase the pictures in my head, an involuntary archive of I remember you when, plus a frantic picnic of other imagery that no longer attaches to facts. I am the older sister. I carry you as a history within histories, and as your sole witness I can tell you that your mittens are still dripping.

Weighing her comment, he studied the exotic remoulade set before him on his plate, which previously had made him so happy, and failed to retrieve the evening.