PERLEN / GOLD / OHRSTECKER
“Lady with Pearls.” A simple, quick Inktober while I am going through a bit of insomnia.
Ppl really think shawn copies off of harry wow. He can’t change the fact that he has curly brown hair too omg. And also, shawn wore pearls before harry did.
Just like my mom. Chanel on my wrists & pearls in my ears. I can remember when I was a little girl looking at my mom’s dresser and loving her golden vintage perfume bottles, jewelry box and Chanel Cristalle. Now, I have No 5 on mine! #justaspritz
Sometimes all you need is a sip of fruit juice to get going
In any case, it is clear that the story about Cleopatra could not be true in its literal sense, though there is truth in it. Pearls don’t dissolve instantly like pills. They don’t act as fast as some headache remedies today. But I don’t think that is of much importance. I am concerned with a mystery so slight that no one seems to have thought of it but me. Perhaps there is no mystery and the fault is mine, but I comfort myself with the thought that the detective sees mysteries and clues that most people overlook. As in a detective story the author overemphasizes a minor point and minimizes one of major significance so as to mislead the reader, so in this problem scholars have been so much concerned with the question whether pearls can be completely and quickly dissolved in vinegar that they have overlooked the really essential point. I asked myself this question: Why did people dissolve, or try to dissolve pearls in vinegar? Where did they ever get the idea that it could be done and why did they want to do it?
Perhaps for the sake of mere extravagance, you might say. That does not satisfy me. Why not throw the pearl or its equivalent in money in the sewer or in the river, as Horace suggests, or just swallow it whole? Horace implies that there is a difference. How is Aesopus any saner, he asks, than the man who throws a fortune into the sewer? Obviously most Romans would consider the man crazy who threw money into a sewer but these same Romans would not consider Aesopus crazy. Furthermore, the reason that Horace gives for the act, namely that Aesopus wanted to swallow a fortune at one gulp, is not Aesopus’ reason but Horace’s, as the word scilicet, which means “apparently,” shows. Another point: Valerius Maximus, you will recall, in speaking of Aesopus, couples the pearl story with this same spendthrift’s custom of serving expensive songbirds at his banquets. We can see a sort of logic in this: if ordinary birds are good to eat, then more expensive birds might be better. The more it costs the better it tastes. That, I am sure, is the principle that many customers follow today, and canny dealers know it. Elsewhere Horace makes fun of those who put peacocks on the dinner menu. Take off their feathers, which you cannot eat, he says, and they are just ordinary fowl; they are, as a matter of fact, tougher. Again, however, the point is that you have an expensive rarity, a rara avis, as Horace calls it. Some years ago the rich widow of an American brewer made the headlines by serving roast peacock to her guests at her villa in Rome.
Chanel square eyeglasses with a pearl chain
a perfect Friday fall look, inspired by an old outfit from the #classygirlswearpearls archive. I love Sarah’s style and I love drawing inspiration from her!
Orchid and Melon Iridescent Pearls
Small water cleansing and blessing ritual on a rainy morning.
Birthday necklace. 💎
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