to the fabulous ESD!
i just submitted my first picture in dang near forever, and then realized that you were guest posting for SS! this fact made it impossible to not submit again. i really liked the light in this picture, and i hope that it lives up to the high standards you represent.
Oh Miss Seduction, how I have missed seeing your work! You never fail to impress me. I saw the other photo you submitted, it’s also gorgeous so I will leave it for ninja and Trouble. The pattern created by the light and water over your body is magnificent. The fact that it’s in black and white makes it so interesting to look at too. You’re so graceful floating in the water, I imagine you are quite the mermaid. I’m so happy to see you back on SS. -ESD
Malachite Is Hypnotically Beautiful
Excerpts:[Living in 2300 BCE, Sumerian high priestess Enheduanna became the first author of historical record by signing her name to a collection of hymns written for forty-two temples throughout the southern half of ancient Mesopotamia, the civilization now known as Sumer.
Each of her hymns confirmed to the worshipers in each city the patron deity’s unique character and significance. The collected hymns became part of the literary canon of the remarkable Sumerian culture and were copied by scribes in the temples for hundreds of years after Enheduanna’s death.
Betty De Shong Meador offers here the first collection of original translations of all forty-two hymns along with a lengthy examination of the relevant deity and city, as well as an analysis of the verses themselves. She introduces the volume with discussions of Sumerian history and mythology, as well as with what is known about Enheduanna, thought to be the first high priestess to the moon god Nanna, and daughter of Sargon, founder of one of the first empires in human history.
African Voodoo: Benin the cradle of voodoo by Ann-Christine Woehrl, 2012.