the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

shells and bone

“We are only lightly covered with buttoned cloth; and beneath these pavements are shells, bones and silence. ”

~Virginia Woolf, The Waves

like the sea, perhaps.
the human body is 65-90% water.
(and aesa’s 700 pearls).

photo: here


ghost bride

Farmer Yang Dongyan bought a woman for $1,600 with the intention of selling her as a live bride. But then he discovered that the woman could command $2,077 as a “ghost bride” to be buried alongside a deceased man and provide companionship in the afterlife. So he “killed the woman in a ditch, bagged her body, and sold her” to an undertaker…”If I had not been caught this early, I would’ve done it again.”

article: here via YMFY

1790 mourning ring via erie basin