Gaius Valerius Catullus: an imagined likeness. (bce. 84 – bce 54)
Sparrow, favorite of my girl,
with whom she is accustomed to play,
whom she is accustomed to hold in her lap,
for whom, seeking greedily,
she is accustomed to give her index finger
and to provoke sharp bites.
When it is pleasing for my shining desire
to make some kind of joke
and a relief of her grief.
I believe, so that her heavy passion may become quiet.
If only I were able to play with you yourself, and
to lighten the sad cares of your mind.
It is as pleasing to me as they say The…
Cartoon featuring Joe Biden as Dr Tulp in Rembrandt’s anatomy lesson, Julian Assange on operating table. For an online exhibition event of Diem-Voice, which was intended as the Diem25’s movement’s platform for arts
Thanks to Nina Power for starting the Substack– which grew out of discussions in prof. Power’s online course on Illich, (along with the collective project of recording an audiobook of one of Illich’s out of print books, “Gender”)