They were considered to be advocates before God and agents of protection against evil, so images of the Virgin and Child were among the most popular for private devotion. These images also frequently emphasised the tender relationship between the mother and her child.
Happy Mother’s Day. Today I’m hoping to start something that sticks to Pop Culture Masochist. Pop Culture Sunday is a collection of things I’ve liked over the past week in terms of books, movies and music that I will share with you. Providing links as well. Purely in the hopes that if you found something you like too, you can share it with me and take pride in knowing that whoever sees it might have found something they love. I’ll also add something extra in terms of politics, culture, interwebs or whatever in order to either entertain you, enlighten you, or be worthy of your wrath. That’s something. Enjoy xx
I love listening to a good book being read. It’s peaceful sitting in a park on a sunny day and listening to a soothing voice tell you an engrossing story as you forget the world around you. Right in the middle of it all. As fantastic as they are, it’s rare to hear the author’s themselves read them unless you yourself are there in front of them.
I wanted to share “The View From Mrs. Thompson’s” a short story by David Foster Wallace, originally published in Rolling Stone. Read aloud by the legend himself, adding extra depth to this story. Wallace’s account of 9/11 as he experienced it in his hometown of Bloomington, Illinois.
Starting off my return to Pop Culture Masochist in true to self style. By sharing these charming juxtapositions of high art and low art. We’re really quite taken with Hillary White’s “pop-reinterpetations” and she has plenty of fascinating correlations right here