Tonight I’m sad. Don’t really know why. Also I don’t have the mental energy to look into possible causes. Just sad. No money, no friends, sore feet, tired. Sad sad sad. Just feel a bit tired of trying.
Dr. Mary Walker ”believed that tight corsets along with voluminous skirts and petticoats were unsanitary and hampered her medical practice. So she didn’t wear them: first sporting bloomers, then, midway through the war, abandoning those for a male surgeon’s uniform. She didn’t attempt to pass as a man; she was an obviously female doctor wearing a male uniform…. She continued to wear men’s clothing throughout her long life (she lived until 1919) and continually advocated for rational dress reform for women.”
Via OMG that dress!
“The woman in labor has no name. She must have had one at some point, but as bad luck would have it, she was hit and killed by a carriage as she walked in front of the San Carlos Royal College of Surgery, back in 18th-century Madrid.
Nobody claimed the body, whose round belly contained a child about to be born. It was quite a windfall for the surgeons in training at the school, which was always short of corpses on which to learn anatomy.
The body handlers proceeded according to customs of the era: mud was applied and a mold created; this mold was filled with wax, and today it remains the most striking sculpture of those at the Complutense University School of Medicine. She is a Pietá lying back against a chair with her belly sliced open like a pomegranate and the fetus exposed, its little head pointing down. She is a life-like, life-size wax statue.”
"Hugin and Munin both each day set forth to fly;
For ‘Thought’ I fear lest he come not home,
But for ‘Memory’ my care is more.”
Via Gothic Charm School: pretty things
Hubby and I travelled up to York on the weekend to spend some quality time with wonderful friends. We mooched around on Saturday and then had a simply spiffingly good time having brunch at Betty’s tea house. The rostis are sublime. The mint tea was stunning as well. The friends are such support when we need some friends.
G bought another hat. We have a tradition now that when we travel to a new country or city he MUST buy a hat. I got some sexy buttons for a new jacket that will be made and then a hat for me. Grey and quirky top hat. 1/2 price. Love it.
I’ve been working in a different section for the past week (& 2 more weeks to go) and today I was assessed worthy to drive the delivery vans. They’re big and the roads around here are tiny steep and narrow so wish me luck.
That’s now another 2 things I’m trained up in at work. My aim… To be cross trained in every section.
Only down side is I lost a bit of tooth today. It’s been filled so many times over my past that it’s mainly filling with a fine tooth shell. Dentist tomorrow will tell me what can be done with my budget if nothing.
Did get a day bed and trundle for the upcoming visit of the best mother in law in the world. She and her friend arrive at the end of March. Means a lot to do around or new house here. Lucky G is unencumbered by work at this time.
Update soon and pics perhaps to follow.
This story is from a comic called Beasts of Burden, written by Evan Dorkin and illustrated by Jill Thompson. It’s about a group of animals who investigate paranormal mysteries in their home town and it’s really cute and spooky. You should check it out!
Final for my Time Arts class. Nothing gets you in touch with your own anger quite like listening to this and thinking about all the times you’ve been objectified and belittled.
Via C'est la Vie.