“The Koh-i-Noor diamond was mined in India in around 1100 and probably originated from Golconda in the southern region of Andhra Pradesh. The shape and size of a small hen’s egg, the diamond attained a sinister mystique…
Random post from The Wit of the Staircase by Theresa Duncan
The symptoms of Bertha Pappenheim and the explication of memories or “the talking cure” in psychology…
via: The Wit of the Staircase
She was traveling.
Where was she going?
Someone has to know…
She was carrying forgotten things…
Things that could not be broken
Everything danced when she spoke.
And those things
Hidden so far in memory
all at once
It was a moment.
-The Wit Continuum
Happy Birthday Tracy… wherever you are…
Theresa Duncan Oct. 26, 1966 ~ July 10, 2007
She’s the original Wit of the Staircase, the inspiration for my blog way back when, and lover of Halloween, a love we share…
“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”
~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
All images from Mary Duncan’s blog Memories of Theresa
I was lying in the grass and not moving (at the end of the garden). It was the first day of the war. I lay an hour, two hours, I no longer remember how many hours I lay there. The grass grew through me, got entangled in my veins, the wild flowers blossomed out of my fingers and toes. A kind of bindweed began to strangle me, winding from one ear to the other.
– Nina Berberova, The Italics Are Mine 1939