Monthly Archives: November 2015

Eleventh hour, eleventh animal: the dog

“Let the Lion dog be small, with the swelling cape of dignity round its neck and the billowing standard of pomp above its back.” Thus begins C.A.S. Williams’ account in my big book on Chinese symbols and motifs of the … Continue reading

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This little piggy went painting

Outwitted by a pig. That was the shame a sister and I had to live with for much of our childhood. We spent the better part of one afternoon locked in the barn, contemplating the intelligence of pigs. We wondered … Continue reading

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