12 February 2010

Beauty,Truth and Paradise

I died for beauty but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.
He questioned softly why I failed?
"For beauty," I replied.
"And I for truth, the two are one;
We brethren are," he said.
And so, as kinsmen met a night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names. 
~Emily Dickinson

by Alexander McQueen

the heart is weighed in balance against the feather-together the two symbolizing truth-
from the Egyptian Spells of Coming Forth by Day*

* The God MAAT''s feather was the measure that determined whether the souls (residing in the heart) of the departed would reach the paradise of afterlife successfully.

1 comment:

  1. This is far to awful, far too devastating a loss. "Art" such as it was in fashion - fearless with no regard for commercial application - is now dead. He will never not be mourned like the newest of wounds...



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