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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ash Valentine

Here's an ashy Valentine in honor of the conjunction of Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day... an unusual marriage. It's an illumination by Clive Hicks-Jenkins from Thaliad (Montreal: Phoenicia Press, 2012.)


  1. Yes, the conjunction has lots of ironies. Today I learned about a few:

    Finally the Mardi Gras season — insanity — has ended. Now we surrender to love, Hallmark, ProFlowers, and Christian sacrifice. Odd.....

    1. Make your own cards! Never surrender!

      The birds are supposed to fly back on St. Valentine's Day... I wish! Cardinals and juncos are battling the squirrels here.


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.