Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jitterbug Macabre

By Michel Wolgemut, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (Hartmann Schedel, editor)
[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

          In honor of the season, I am posting for your viewing pleasure one of my favorite creepy Medieval tropes: the Danse Macabre. This one comes from the Nuremburg Chronicles, and I swear those two bons vivants in the center are jitterbugging.

          I'm feeling a bit like dancing myself. You may have noticed that it has been a long time since I last posted. We moved house. I had to unpack scores of moving boxes. I couldn't find anything that I wanted. I didn't have a desk. I had to get a new library card and figure out where the grocery store was. You know how it goes.

          But now things are more or less back to normal. Posting will resume on its previous schedule. Happy Halloween.