The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.
RIP Maya Angelou
Male bowerbirds spend a lot more time on their Valentines than most of us do. Over the course of many weeks, they construct elaborate bowers to impress females, in hopes of finding a mate.
Image credit: Top: Barry Hatton, Bottom: Tim Laman
My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
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Veio parar aqui uma abelhita felpuda e parecia fraquinha, pois nem tentou fugir. Mamou água com mel que foi uma beleza. Não sei dizer se é obreira, ou raínha. Não faço a mínima, mas é fofa. Ficou logo boa para voar e já foi à vida dela. #bees
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Gift for a friend who loves Grumpy Cat. A lot.
Recreated a pixel pattern I found into an actual cross stitch pattern. I’ve posted it here in case anyone else would like to make one as well.
Reblogging just to bookmark it, since my computer is down and I’m on the tablet
My husband Jeff has been sick with a mysterious illness for several months. It’s not so mysterious any more. My man, my best friend, my partner-in-crime for 16 years has cancer. All. Fucking. Over. Lungs, brain, liver, bones.
We’re at the hospital. He is a warrior. We are fighting it.
I have to be strong and present for Jeff and for our son and I might be away from music and social media for a while.
Please, don’t send any condolences. Send strength and love and positive energy, healing vibes, prayers, chants, interpretive dances…all of it.
And since my new album will remain unfinished for a while longer, if you want to help us in ways other than good vibes, you could buy some of my music. Listen to it, give it to a friend and think of us.
I wish good health for you and your loved ones.
Zoe Keating is one of the most admirable artists and humans I know. Her music is amazing, both in beauty and technique, and works wonders in my spirit. If you can, support her. I wish them strength and a happy outcome, and much, much love.
Cover illustration by Countess Otolia Olga Kraszewska for Jugend magazine nr. 2, published January 1900.
Description: The cover features a blindfolded woman barefoot, resting one foot on a wheel, holding a cornucopia from which roses are falling. She reaches out and moves the minute hand of a clock forward past XII. There are wings at her hand. The clock-face bears the signs of the zodiac and rays of light shoot out all around, from which we are to understand that the woman represents Time and the passage in January from one year to the next.