Wednesday Reads: Bear with me.

Jusepe de Ribera, Mary Magdalene in meditation, 1623

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Mary Magdalene with a night light, 1635 Georges de la Tour (1593-1652)

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Today is the feast day of Mary Magdalene…Patron Saint of Women.

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Various Medieval Mary Magdalene… I always thought of her as a perceived primordial goddess being… with her depiction of hair as an overwhelming quality to her nature. A wildness…With this respected display she develops a naturalized appearance compared to the idealized human forms drawn during the same time. She is more three dimensional instead for the two dimension flat Medieval expression. She is part of nature and more real and alive. #orderofthedove #templeofmary #marymagdalene

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More Mary Magdalene… #orderofthedove #templeofmary #walkingwithmary

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Moving on…

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Photo by @joshirwandi The body of a suspected COVID-19 victim lies in an Indonesian hospital. After the patient died, nurses wrapped the body in layers of plastic and applied disinfectant to help prevent the spread of the virus. I took this photograph to raise awareness of the danger of coronavirus, to appreciate the work of the medical staff in Indonesia and around the world who risk their lives to save ours, and to remember that we must remain steadfast and united in the face of this pandemic of our lifetime. This image was published in Nat Geo’s August cover story on how past pandemics have left their mark. This work was created with the National Geographic Society COVID-19 Emergency Fund and @forhannafoundation Young Talent Grant. Click the link in bio to read more about the image. To see more of my work follow @joshirwandi.

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The connection between images of wrapped bodies is purposeful…it was like a bomb in my head last night.

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They’re called tyranny pads, Trevor. #goonsquad #thedailydon

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Literal devil. I am now registered to vote in Massachusetts and have ordered my mail-in ballot. I hope to be in DC for November. #FuckTrump

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From the halls of Montezuma to The shores of Portlandia! We shall fight our nation’s battles on the streets and in TV #trump #PortlandProtest #portland

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🙅🏻‍♀️

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Beware! The #coronavirus super villain is out there! You don’t need to run. You don’t need to hide. You don’t need to be scared. All you need to do is WEAR A FACE MASK! #MeVsCOVID19 #COVID19

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Is it strange, there are zero public service announcements like this floating around the US?

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2020 Romance #klanchowder #turdreich #thedailydon

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No coded messages or secret sex dens in the basement of a DC pizza parlor, just good old fashioned #sexuaharassment, #sextrafficking, and #retatiation at #FoxNews. No wonder they are too busy to report about the Coronavirus.

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A couple of links showing perfection:

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Incredible Leonid Sarafanov in “La Bayadere” 😍 Wait for it..💥💥💥

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Daniel Goldsmith 💫 Dancer with Royal Swedish Ballet. #balletdanseur 📸 @panilssonphotography . #ballet #ballerina #balanchine #maledancer #pointshoes #tututuesday #yagp #prixdelausanne #model #fashion  #bolshoi #danza #danzaclasica #bolshoitheatre #dance #classicalballet #mariinskyballet #bolshoiballet #viralvideos #vaganova #mariinsky #russianballerinas #большойбалет #большой #балет #Большойтеатр #paballet #sfballet #balletdemonterrey

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Featuring @balletluisf ✨✨ 📷 @alinnevolpato

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That last one, magnificence.

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Don't be a red shirt.

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The way that bear puts his paw up to catch the door…he must be an expert!

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10 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Bear with me.”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    Hello everyone, I hope you all are doing well. I wanted to share something with you, my father had some test done and it seems they indicate he is going into heart failure. We are waiting on more test, but this is another blow to us. If I disappear you know that it may have to do with this latest shit. Love to you all. Wear your damn mask and send some good juju our way…💜💜💜

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  3. Enheduanna says:

    That bear video is the best thing I’ve seen all year. Sent it to friends and got a good one in response:

  4. dakinikat says: