The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Saint Mary Magdalen with the Smoking Flame (1640). Georges de La Tour (French, Baroque, 1593-1652). Oil on canvas. Louvre.
The repentant Magdalen, Melancholy, and Vanity. The artist gave it philosophical meditation in keeping with the spirit of the time; the saint’s body is enveloped in mysterious darkness, and her pensive face illumined only by the candle. The bare limbs increase the impression of destitution (but also have a certain sensual attractiveness—which remind one of her past). On her knees a skull (for the Golgotha), on the table some books and a candle, and, on a wooden cross, a blood-stained scourge—a suggestion of the more violent side of the Magdalene’s penitence.