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S is for Scheherazade

When I first visited a mosque, I suddenly understood Scheherazade—how she had to save not just herself and Dunyazad, but all the women.

Stepping into the women’s room, awkward and barefoot, I felt instantly, abundantly, embraced, as though I’d been longed for and had arrived! 171 more words


3. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op.35

The original plan was to listen to a short piece this week, but I’ve been meaning to listen to this piece in full for a while now. 1,885 more words

O is for Old Dry Fry

Ever’body knows Old Dry Fry! He’s the preacher who choked on a piece of fried chicken and died. Each character who encountered his body tried to hide it to avoid being accused of murder. 172 more words


First Night Design | I Give You Schéhérazade, Léon Bakst & the Ballets Russes

Who can resist the work of Léon Bakst? Not I. The Russian artist was responsible for the gloriously exotic costumes worn by the dancers of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes and the accompanying illustrations that adorned the programmes. 189 more words


Arabian Nights, Illustrated

Arabian Nights was one of my favorite stories as a child.  It’s also one of the most fantastically illustrated stories of all time.  I love the variety of interpretations of each story by so many different illustrators, so I’ve collected a few to share.  135 more words

Visual Art

Meet hope

I’ve been reading a lot of other people’s blogs lately, thinking that it’s good to look up once in awhile and see what is going on around you. 289 more words


Fabianism in India

But the general idea is that each man should have power according to his knowledge and capacity. [...] And the keynote is that of my fairy State: From every man according to his capacity; to every man according to his needs. 316 more words