Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis

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on 21 Floréal CCXIII

I apologize for being so quiet of late. I've been swamped with grading, and now I am off to Oklahoma to attend my sister's college graduation. When I return, I look forward to catching up with everyone.

Until then, for your edification and amusement, as previously mentioned by valancourtbooks:

For twelve years following the French Revolution, from 1792 to 1804, France utilized a different calendar from the rest of the world. This website converts any date into what it would have been under the short-lived Jacobin calendar. I hope everyone is enjoying a most excellent Floréal.

And now, a quote for the day, morbid and haunting and lovely as only Rilke can be:

He extends like the land beyond your walls.
and he knows he can hold out longer.

Look from your balconies:
there he camps. He does not tire
or diminish in size or strength.
He sends no messengers to threaten
or to promise or persuade.

He who will overcome you
is working in silence.

From "You many unassaulted Cities," Rainer Maria Rilke,
as translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy

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