celeste teal

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  1. Yes, you raise a very good point. The story could be seen as a religious one, perhaps told as a myth, or revelation. One interesting parallel to consider is between Herland and the story of Jesus/Christianity. Mary was a virgin who gave birth to Jesus through immaculate conception. Herland survives and prospers because their "Mary" gave birth to baby girls via a kind of immaculate conception who were also able to give birth to other girls in the same way. The story could be seen as a feminine version of "Christianity" in which heaven is created on earth as opposed to in an afterlife.
  2. Here's another painting that reminds me of the communal spirit of Herland. The Coming of the Bride by John Duncan (1917)
  3. What a great word! I was just thinking recently about someone who is very cheiloproclitic - Portia Doubleday who plays the character Angela in Mr. Robot. Whenever she is onscreen I can't help but be mesmerized by her lips (and eyes) ... Also, the word cheiloproclitic has the word "clit" inside
  4. Arianrhod, the Celtic moon goddess whose name means 'silver wheel', rules over a magical realm called Caer Sidi. She can shapeshift into a large silver owl, and uses this form to observe mortal life. It is said that through her large, owl eyes, she can see into the debts of the human soul.
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  6. Waving hello....while doing some research on something you posted yesterday (?) ... it was about a book on polygamy

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      I didn't get my cheesecake delivery :( But glad you found the book. PS I don't understand oreos.. *don't shoot me*

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      celeste teal

      The best way to understand oreos is via cheesecake. Delicately crunchy chocolately bits in a matrix of cream cheesy perfection. Someday you'll have a piece and when you do you'll understand life, the universe and everything!

  7. Amber and Suzanne - sometimes a set of wedding photographs gets me a bit teary, these did http://www.andreatarlatifotografia.it/same-sex-wedding-ambersuzanne-wedding-photographer-in-lucca/?lang=en
  8. Hugs to you story weaver dream maker and creative genius with an amazing sense of humour

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      celeste teal

      Hugs! Welcome back XXX :)

  9. What aspects were most surprising or unusual? One thing that I found unusual was the way the society of Herland lacked competition and hierarchy. They were more like a co-operative, or perhaps even communist but unlike the versions were have seen in the past 100 years they didn't have follow any rigid dogma and there wasn't an elite that had living standards significantly higher than the average person. There were several instances in the book where the men who were "visiting" compared Herland to an ant colony, or a bee hive in the way the individuals cooperated towards survival and the raising of babies, which is so different from our society. Their society seems to be largely free from greed, fear and strife. When I was thinking about this I was reminded of the song Imagine by John Lennon - the lyrics seem to be a close fit for Herland. .