Miles Wayward

Ask me anything   Miles Wayward BSc (Hons) - English - Northern Monkey - Renaissance man.

It's hard work being this clever and good looking, I won't lie.

May you live in interesting times. May you find what you are looking for.

Parents and teachers who tell their kids to make sure they put one toy away before they get another out will never get to see a Charizard with orange, red, and yellow felt tip pens sticking out of its mouth.

Missing out.
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I tried to be good but I’m too far gone, and guilt is a bad tooth you can’t pull. I tried to be bad, and I’m selfish enough, but there’s a hole no fucks and shits, spilled rum and dead pussy can fill. I tried to be nothing and that’s easy enough, no action, no output, just greed and words. It’s easy enough, easy is fine. It’s easy enough, easy is fine. And eventually I saw what the world looks like to a man who feels nothing. It was here I learned about this little spark, that persists no matter the poison I pour on it. I love it.
I don’t know what it needs. I’m stuck here with it like a new parent listening to his child cry. I panicked for a while, I gave it everything I could think of. I spoke to it about the humbling and consoling nature of infinity and wonders of the universe contained within. Words, just words. It sputtered and cracked but it became no brighter. I spoke to the wise men and sought the wisdom of the ages. Words, just words. So I turned my back on it. Sat, staring in to nothing, with no direction or will or reason or passion. I had failed at love. It was cold and sorry, the man with no warmth. I let everything go and for a second there was nothing. Even cold and sorrow’d had enough. Then there was warmth. A tepid tramp stamp at the base of my spine, but it wasn’t nothing, and it was growing, not shrinking.

I’m not going to look and see and deduce the fuel, I know I will only smother the flame when I find out. I’m comfy here anyway, its warm and I’m not worried. Its warm and I’m not worried.

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New York 1950s 
Photo: Jay Maisel 


New York 1950s

Photo: Jay Maisel 

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Saint Bede the Venerable, Saint Isidore of Sevilla, Saint Abbo of Fleury. Cosmography, Walters MS W73. 1100s.

Created in 12th century England, this manuscript was intended to be a scientific textbook for monks, designed as a compendium of cosmographical knowledge. The complex diagrams that accompany the texts help to illustrate this knowledge, and include visualizations of the heavens and earth, seasons, winds, tides, and the zodiac, as well as demonstrations of how these things relate to man. Most of the diagrams are rotae, or wheel-shaped schemata, favored throughout the Middle Ages for the presentation of scientific and cosmological ideas. Moreover, the circle, considered the most perfect shape and a symbol of God, was seen as conveying the cyclical nature of time as well as the logic, order, and harmony of the created universe.

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Athanasius Kircher. Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae (The Great Art of Light and Shadow). 1646.

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A history of British mammals ; By Barrett-Hamilton, Gerald Edwin Hamilton, 1871-1914 on Flickr.

Publication info London :Gurney and Jackson,1910-1921.
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries

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