May 25, 2014 — 2 Comments

Thank you for joining me. This is my first post. Miles of cultural bayou I’ve traversed to arrive at this point of disembark. Sluffs of social media ignorance. Alligators of self-doubt. But I’m here. You’re here. And we’ve gotten on the boat. Come with me!

I’ve brought along someone to help me through the first leg. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). Wikipedia introduces her as “Saint Hildegard” a/k/a “Sybil of the Rhine…a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath.”


Meet her…

Hildegard von Bingen and confessor Volmar

Above: Hildegard, Magistra (Teacher of Nuns), sketches a vision she’s receiving (see the flames!) on a wax tablet as confessor, Benedictine monk Volmar transcribes her words. Illustration from Scivias (Know the Ways of thy Lord), (1141-1151) the first of Hildegard’s three great theological works.

Hildegard had visions…

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never had a lover
didn’t even want one
cuz boyfriends are like high heels
they make you walk you can’t run

oo-ee-i — all rights reserved © 1985, kitty brazelton and joey scarperia. remixed by joey scarperia and released on bandcamp as NYC1985 in 2013.

soundcheck. photo by lourdes delgado, 1999.

soundcheck at joe’s pub. photo by lourdes delgado, 1999.