Friday, February 15, 2008


We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity: Romantic love and gunpowder. -- Andre Maurois

I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. I could write an essay about it, but I'll spare you. Besides, Myra and Ginny address it more humorously in a later chapter.

However, I read at Liza's blog See Saw tonight that she hearts hearts. So below, in an anti-valentine shout-out, are two heart images to share.

Me, I prefer spirals. Love them cochleas, vortices, double helices.
(Sand sculpture by Jim Denevan)

(Snail woodcut by Tugboat Printshop)

(Spiral by Alexander Calder)

(Paper art by Jen Stark)

(Spiral galaxy)

(Navaro Rapids by Ando Hiroshige)

(Chambered nautilus)

(Narceus millipede)

I also like yoni shapes, but that's another post.


Liza Cowan said...

I heart spirals, too. And concentric circles. I love triangles, as well.

You found some great spirals.

Anonymous said...

What great images. Yes, there are many problems with Valentine's Day, but the elephant image is brilliant. They form an astounding social world for themselves, elephants do.