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Sea of Love // Cat Power
Come with me
To the sea
The sea of love
I wanna tell you
I love you
Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark
Here’s something very special. In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them. The 915 items contained letters, notes and receipts, all written between 11th and 15th century. Among the more notable scraps is a marriage proposal from a man called Mikita to his beloved Anna: “marry me - I want you and you want me, and the witness to that is Ignat Moiseev” (item 377).
The most special items, however, are the ones shown above, which are from a medieval classroom. In the 13th century, young schoolboys learning to write filled these scraps with alphabets and short texts. Bark was ideal material for writing down things with such a short half-life. Then the pupils got bored and started to doodle, as kids do: crude drawings of individuals with big hands, as well as a figure with a raised sword standing next to a defeated beast (lower image). The last one was drawn by Onfim, who put his name next to the victorious warrior. The snippets provide a delightful and most unusual peek into a 13th-century classroom, with kids learning to read - and getting bored in the process.
More information - On the scraps in general, see here. Here is a full inventory, in Russian. On the excavation, see here and here. More kids’ doodles here and here. Some letters in this Flickr stream.
Tired of multi billion dollar corporations putting out “pro-feminist” ads when they are probably the most anti-humanist, anti-animal, and anti-women organizations. I’d like to see some ads about the Asian workers they exploit, and the animals they test on.
Oh and watch those sales figures go up…
Liked the message, hated the fact that the motives are dubious
~just some personal stuff, read at your own discretion~
Dammit I accidentally didn’t take my pills for like weeks and now I’m so apathetic and unmotivated
Growing up I thought the main hindrance I would encounter as I approached adulthood would be my overwhelming social anxiety. Yet now that I’m as close as ever to being an “adult” (whatever that is), I’ve nearly conquered the crippling social anxiety (plot twist!) of my past. Except now the same umbrage that has plagued me since childhood is as strong as ever; my depression is relentless. It’s like it doesn’t click with me that pills need consistency to take effect! I even know the mechanisms and neurotransmitters and processes behind SSRIs, but I still don’t take them consistently enough. It’s so crazy how big a difference it makes when I’m on them consistently and off them altogether. I feel purposeful, optimistic, and more agreeable when I’m on meds. Now I’m apathetic and completely unmotivated. I was supposed to get a lot of work done today but I haven’t yet. Definitely a wake up call to take this more seriously