Sunday Reads: Love in the Air

The last few days, Dak and Boston Boomer have kicked it out… describing just how bad things have become for us here in the US.

I’m going to continue, but focus more on the subject of Love. ❤️💞❤️

(And not just here in the US, but worldwide.)

Oh, I see…you did not realize the subject of love was sarcasm.

I hate that man.

Speaking of people we love to hate:

Contrast with this…

Hey, it has been warmer in Antartica then Georgia!

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Photo by Keith Ladzinski @ladzinski | A scorched tree, gnarled and twisted by the wind, frames the Cuernos of Torres del Paine National Park. This tree was burned during a fire accidentally started by a tourist in 2005, a blaze that went on to consume roughly 1/7th of the park. The high winds of Patagonia are notorious, making fire danger a serious threat if one breaks out.

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Back to the subject at hand…

Four Medieval Love Stories You May Not Know About

Urashimo Taro and the Princess of the Sea

The adventures of Urashimo Taro can be traced back to as early as the eighth century. It is recorded in several written sources throughout Japanese history, but the best-known version is taken from the early twentieth century, when it was included in Japanese textbooks. One day, fisherman Urashimo Taro finds a turtle captured by a few naughty children. Out of pity, he buys it from them and sends it back to the sea. Three days later, the turtle revisits him and invites him to the Dragon Palace under the sea, for the turtle is no other than Otohime, Princess of the Sea. She reveals herself to be a beautiful maiden and, naturally, Urashima falls in love with her.

They soon get married and live happily in the palace for some time, until Urashima remembers life on the ground and decides to visit home to tell the others about his whereabouts. Knowing that she cannot stop him, the Princess sighs but says nothing. Instead, she gives Urashimo a jewelled box, forbidding him to open it. Urashima finds the village entirely unrecognisable – it turns out that he has been gone of hundreds of years, and his name is but a local legend. Shocked, he absent-mindedly opens the box. As a thin streak of smoke slowly rises, Urashima ages and collapses into dusts. Some versions also have him turned into a crane (symbol of death), flying to the west. When he flies over the sea, he sees the grief-stricken turtle floating among the waves.

Read about the other stories at the link.

I’m glad those women are finding support with each other.

On women’s issues, we gotta love this:

I wish Harris was still running:

Meanwhile,

Here are a few lighter thoughts:

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honestly still a good boy though. __ Collection highlight shown here: "Shōki: The Demon Queller (鍾馗)," Japan, early 19th century.

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And finally, big girl body positive love:

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Reposted from @amberricelmft @nalgonapositivitypride has been posting a lot of #fatlove content lately. Couldn’t help but think of Gloria and her posts when I saw this! ❤️💕❤️ #haes #intuitiveeating #bodypositivity #riotsnotdiets #fatliberation #bodytrustprovider –

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This is an open thread.

It is so disgusting.


3 Comments on “Sunday Reads: Love in the Air”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    Great post!

  2. quixote says:

    So much good stuff here. The women banding together against their past. President Carter. But somehow my favorite is the two mice! I can see why it won the award.

  3. bostonboomer says: