Jacquelyn Blair, 1963.
It’s time to update your mental associations about flipper. Russia’s newly acquired dolphins have harpoons on their backs and are trained to kill human beings for the benefit of the new motherland, and that’s something we should talk about.
Kind of like lava lamps but better! These jellyfish are real. They have died of natural causes, been harvested by these lamp makers, frozen in liquid nitrogen and encased in crystalline epoxy. They glow in the dark, due to the jellyfishes’ natural bioluminescence.
translation from Rumi’s Divan by Fatemeh Keshavarz
"When pain arrives side by side with your love
I promise not to flee
When you ask me for my life
I promise not to fight
I am holding a cup in my hand
…if you do not come
Till the end of time
I promise not to pour out the wine
Nor to drink a sip
Please, let me drink water from the jug
This love is not a short-lived fancy
It is the daily prayer, the year-after-year fast
I live it, like an act of worship, till the end of my life
Others praise … at the time of affliction
You stay awake day and night
Steady, watchful like the wheel of the firmament
Time to stop speaking of the Friend
Jealousy won’t let me scatter the perfume to the wind”