When you see things by deaths light you see the world in its truest form....
This is based on a folk tale about a girl named Vasalisa
and her journey back from the dark forest
where she was sent to die by her step mother and sisters.
This image is the moment on the journey she almost
throws the skull away but it reassures her.
"Don't throw me away. Keep me. You'll see."
Seeing things by skull light is not forgiving:
the old are elderly; the beautiful, lush;
the silly, foolish; the unfaithful are infidels...
yet things that are amazing become miracles.
She is thinking of the pain it causes
to know about self,
the nature of the world.
see also posting from 1/20/09