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The Tale of Cupid & Psyche – Part XIII: Dining with the Queen of the Dead

None of us truly know our own strength until it’s tested. And the two greatest tests a person’s strength can face are “Weariness” and “Loneliness”. Each unto itself is hard enough to persevere through but the presence of both working in tandem is one of the most daunting trials a mortal’s sense of strength can undergo. 2,604 more words

Brad Kronen

Writing Prompt Challenge Week 9

My friends and I are challenging ourselves to weekly writing prompts to varying degrees of success. We aren’t required to share any of what we write but I like to, if only to have something to post while I’m in a reading slump. 1,871 more words

February: Bellerophon in Lycia

“Late February days; and now, at last,
Might you have thought that winter’s woe was past;
So fair the sky was, and so soft the air.” 9 more words


The Evolution of Beauty and the Beast

The very first Beauty and the Beast was a second century A.D. Roman myth. It has, since then, taken various forms. From the first traditional telling in 1740 France to Disney, Beauty and the Beast has been turned over, transformed, reworked, and redone. 2,224 more words

Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast

Ever since the final theatrical trailer for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast was released, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this fairy tale that I love so much. 955 more words

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Bouguereau Sculpture Series by Silas Merlin

This series of sculptures by Silas Merlin is adapted from paintings by 19th century artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau.  The sculpture shown above was adapted from Young Girl Defending Herself Against Cupid. 159 more words

The Tale of Cupid & Psyche – Part VIII: Barley, Chickpeas, and Millet Seeds, O M

In the previous episode of our epic tale, the concept of “divine interception” was introduced which discusses how there are influences beyond the material plane that often are at work in our mortal lives. 1,287 more words

Brad Kronen