Monday, December 17, 2012

Mother Nature was a Smith!

Mother Nature was a Smith!

“The Personification of Nature making birds, animals, and People.”

This illumination, Ca. 1405, from Romance of the Rose, which is an allegorical poem of the Middle Ages, shows the character Nature creating both humans and animals on her “anvil of life.” Mother Nature is hammering the animals of the world into existence.

Though it was God, of course, that distinguished humans from animals by giving people a soul. Still, what exquisite craftsmanship she displayed, creating all the fauna of the world, you and me included.

Keep calm and hammer on.

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