We’re putting these flowers here just because we need a break from this all this heavy thinking. Besides, we like the way they look. The flower is called called foxglove and it belongs to a larger family called digitalis. You may have heard of digitalis as a medication for certain heart problems, specifically atrial fibrillation, a rapid and irregular heartbeat. An extract from the foxglove plant was used as a remedy that disorder as far back as the late 18th century. The name digitalis is appropriate, for the elongated bell shaped flower do fit neatly, glove like, over your finger tips — over your digits. Get it? As for the name foxglove; well, there are lots of theories about that name but no one theory is agreed upon. And, anyway, we said we were posting this photo to escape heavy thinking.
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Eugene Mirabelli writes most of the posts here. In addition to his mainstream literary novels, he also writes fantasy tales and science fiction - admittedly a shameful pleasure. His story, "The Shore at the Edge of the World," which first appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, was recently reprinted in China in their dominant Science Fiction magazine, SF World. If you know Chinese and can get your hands on a copy, you're in luck.
Elsewhere on Critical Pages home page we have a post about an exhibit of photographs from the Golden Age of porn movies. And that leads us to The Passion of Terri Heart, a novel about a young woman who acts in porn films, gives birth to a fatherless child, and thinks of herself as a sacred mother, the Mother of Milk and Honey. Check it out.