Tag Archives: talisman

Rocket Man

Several years ago, I posted about Vigilant Things and the use of everyday objects, by the Yoruba of Nigeria, to create talismans. These talismans are known as aale and they are meant to warn someone with bad intentions to stay … Continue reading

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Marina van Koesveld, magical thinker

We were having coffee at the Meltemi looking towards the sea when I saw a woman with long dark hair bending down to pick up objects from the beach.  Even without seeing her face, I knew it was Marina.  Because … Continue reading

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Broken beauty.

above: broom straw and chili to keep the thieves away Via my stats, I came across a post entitled “Is There an Aesthetics of Broken Things?” written by Tom Leddy, author of The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: The Aesthetics of Everyday Life . … Continue reading

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