Then we’ve got the use of salt: which could be used to protect the corpse. And this protection is interesting; it is not merely warding off evil spirits, it is also protecting the corpse from becoming the Restless Dead.
Female stone figures were produced in fairly large quantities, though not many have survived and fewer still are as remarkable as this superb work of art. Most of the sculptures are either shamanic in origin or created as fertility figures, designed to promote fecundity and encourage women in the ordeals of birth and motherhood. This graphic and moving statue shows a woman giving birth by herself. Her posture indicates she has done this before and knows exactly what to do. There is enormous strength conveyed in her straight back, her face tightened in pain, her powerful arms pulling the baby out. The entire sculpture is perfectly balanced, its volume and weight distributed with extraordinary equilibrium which serves as an ideal model for women expecting a child. In her pain she is the essence of dignity and fortitude, with her hair flowing back delineated with vertical grooves, her hands carved in an almost abstract manner giving the impression they are in movement. Through exceptional skill the sculptor has brought life from stone, just as a woman brings life from her body, with great courage and determination to perform this miracle on her own, which neither pain nor fear can thwart. As such, she is an inspiration for all people, male and female alike.
That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.
Why do white people own so many pets?
Because we’re not allowed to own people anymore.
What is the scariest thing about a white person in prison?
You know he did it.
how many Chicago cops does it take to change a light bulb? None, they just beat the room for being black.”
A good looking 50 year old white man is trying to get laid on reality TV. What show are you watching?
To catch a predator.
Why do white girls travel in groups of three or five?
They can’t even
What do you call 64 white people in a room? A full blooded Cherokee.
At dinner last night, a co-worker was talking about hanging out with his white friends and getting fed up with the racist jokes, and asked them to tell a white people joke. Nobody had any, so he Googled and found these. After a few of them, people were a lot less comfortable.
White folks, next time you hear a racist joke, maybe lead with one of these in response. Tag this “I’m white” when you reblog it, if you are.