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Poland, 19th C. Egg decorated with micrographic text from the Song of Songs. Handwritten in ink. From the 18th century, and perhaps even earlier, hollow eggs on which sacred texts had been written in micrography were used to decorate European sukkahs. Not all the texts related directly to the holiday of Sukkot, the Festival of Booths: this example has Song of Songs 1-4:7 inscribed in miniscule letters. At times feathers were added to the hanging egg, so that it looked like a bird in flight.

A quote from the poem "Dreamers" by English poet, Ted Hughes (who was married to Sylvia Plath), which is about his mistress, Assia Wevill, Published in the book Birthday Letters in 1998, it was the 1st time he'd written about her in the 30 years since her death. *Thanks for the correction, Cassy

Blessed Virgin Mary at Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, Illinois

Statue of the Virgin Mary, Snowshill Manor and Garden, UK.