It’s my niece, Jeanie’s 4th Birthday today. Happy Birthday Jeanie!
Above are drawings of Jeanie from when she was two and about 8 months, respectively. There is also one of Jeanie on the first day of her life, here, and her bro, Jake, here (I think when he was about three).
Here’s to a lovely, lively little girl. Thinking of you today, and see you soon.
”A deep sigh broke from her lips. She leaned against one of the columns of the bed, and gazed, through the apertures in her mask, upon the harrowing spectacle before her. A hoarse harsh groan passed like a death-rattle through the comte’s clenched teeth. The masked lady seized his left hand, which scorched like burning coals. But at the very moment she placed her icy hand upon it, the action of the cold was such that De Guiche opened his eyes, and by a look in which revived intelligence was dawning, seemed as though struggling back again into existence”[…]
Ἑνδεκάτη/ Πρώτη Μεσοῦντος, XI day From today’s sunset: eleventh day of Elaphebolion. Megala Dionysia- Agones in the Theatre.
(Dramatic poet receiving drunken Dionysos, escorted by Maenads and Satyrs. Probably a votive relief dedicated by the winner of a theatrical contest. Marble, Roman copy (1st-2nd century CE) of a hellenistic original (late 2nd century BC?), found in Rome, now in the Louvre…)