Sunday, January 14, 2007

A Little Decor Detail

This is my favorite wine of the moment, named for the only group of people in history who have changed things for the better: the heretics. I love the fact that, instead of some image of a wise wizard or burning witch they put a star chart on the label--yesterday's heresy is often today's science, or religion, or common sense. The distances between the stars terrified Pascal; they enchant us. In the background we see the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction, and to the left is my Beloved...Who glitters like the stars because She is the stars.


  1. Was able to recognize Taurus and Perseus on the label. Good vintage planisphere. :) I love the juxtaposition you've got there, too.

  2. :) thank mom, who hasn't yet seen the new Temple of Doom, was asking about it and I said the interior look I was going for was "tiki bar run by religious fanatic."