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Tattoo by Anna Day

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mom that cigarette pack you found in my bag??? its a metaphor

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Pegasus by Polly Verity

wire & paper sculpture

Pegasus was the winged horse sired by Poseidon, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. Everywhere Pegasus struck his hoof, a fresh spring burst forth

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Roman Gold and Heliotrope Magic Chnoubis Pendant, Circa 3rd-4th Century AD

Chnoubis is an Egyptian Gnostic solar icon, found most often on gnostic gems, and amulets for protection against poison and disease. It is a composite figure with the head of a lion and the body of a serpent, usually with seven rays emanating from the head. 

The lion’s head represents the solar forces and enlightenment; the serpent, the lower impulses and earth. The rays represent the seven planets, the seven Greek vowels (which were an important part of ritual magic) and the seven colors of the visible spectrum.

The Chnoubis was seen as a very powerful creature which was used for protection when other things would not seem to work. He was easily conjured and put to work with a loyal disposition towards his owners and guarded all members of the family.

Here the heliotrope stone is engraved with the image of Chnoubis with his name inscribed in Greek, XNOVBIC dispersed between the rays emanating from his head. There is a crescent and star to the left enclosed in an inscription:  IAWCABAWTHABPACASMIXAHLEW.

This inscription is a series of magical names including Sabaoth, Abrasax and the archangel Michael, followed by the phrase “I am.”

The back of the stone has a two-line inscription, OVPIHL COVPIHL, for the two archangels Uriel and Suriel, framed by stars.

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there’s a new baby crying downstairs, mellow wahs while his mother’s singing him good morning. my ex boyfriend’s writing lines that may or not may about me, or this carcass of flesh he came to know. somewhere 1000 miles away a guy’s smiling at my jokes and fumbling around clumsily whenever he gets my messages. life goes on. breaking away from people is not nearly as hard as breaking away from yourself. this moment in the present is ever candid, as bland and soft core as a peach, and it’s the best goddamn feeling to have on a saturday noon. it’s the now, over the past and quietly promising the future, but still, now.

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But I Was Never a Bride (2004) - Indian Artist MONALI MEHER

Constituting part of a ritualistic performance piece, Monali Meher covered her body with Henna (Mehndi) in styles that are often applied to a bride’s hand and feet. In this performance, Monali seeks to experience and share the elaborate rituals that accompany marriage and its relation to the woman’s body. Monali writes:

While struggling to get adjusted to the new surrounding which has been created and at the same time coming to a realization of the changing identity, specially in these short visits to my origins, encourages me to open myself up and use my body and spirit to communicate the personal memories of longing and belonging, while simultaneously commenting on female stereotyping within Indian society.

I use Mehendi (Henna) in an unconventional and individual ritualistic way to celebrate the body and its surrounding space as a reference to the marriage and its ceremonial aspect to bridge the past and present. 

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  1. You are stronger than you realize.
  2. You are more cruel than you realize.
  3. The smallest words will break your heart.
  4. You will change. You’re not the same person you were three years ago. You’re not even the same person you were three minutes ago and that’s okay. Especially if you don’t like the person you were three minutes ago.
  5. People come and go. Some are cigarette breaks, others are forest fires.
  6. You won’t like your name until you hear someone say it in their sleep.
  7. You’ll forget your email password but ten years from now you’ll still remember the number of steps up to his flat.
  8. You don’t have to open the curtains if you don’t want to.
  9. Never stop yourself from texting someone. If you love them at 4 a.m., tell them. If you still love them at 9:30 a.m., tell them again.
  10. Make sure you have a safe place. Whether it’s the kitchen floor or the travel section of a bookshop, just make sure you have a safe place.
  11. You will be scared of all kinds of things— of spiders and clowns and eating alone— but your biggest fear will be that people will see you the way you see yourself.
  12. Sometimes, looking at someone will be like looking into the sun. Sometimes, someone will look at you like you are the sun. Wait for it.
  13. You will learn how to sleep alone, how to avoid the cold corners, but still fill a bed.
  14. Always be friends with broken people. They know how to survive.
  15. You can love someone and hate them, all at once. You can miss them so much you ache but still ignore your phone when they call.
  16. You are good at something, whether it’s making someone laugh or remembering their birthday. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that these things don’t matter.
  17. You will always be hungry for love. Always. Even when someone is asleep next to you you’ll envy the pillow touching their cheek and the sheet hiding their skin.
  18. Loneliness is nothing to do with how many people are around you but how many of them understand you.
  19. People say I love you all the time. Even when they say, ‘Why didn’t you call me back?’ or ‘He’s an asshole.’ Make sure you’re listening.
  20. You will be okay.
  21. You will be okay.
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