the Ceryneian Hind was an enormous deer who lived in Keryneia, Greece. It was sacred to Artemis, the chaste goddess of the hunt, animals and unmarried women. It had golden antlers like a stag and hooves of bronze or brass, and it was said that it could outrun an arrow in flight.
Once the hydra emerged, Hercules seized it. The monster was not so easily overcome, though, for it wound one of its coils around Hercules’ foot and made it impossible for the hero to escape. With his club, Hercules attacked the many heads of the hydra, but as soon as he smashed one head, two more would burst forth in its place
people keep telling me I dress ‘well’ or look pretty but I think that that’s become more like a neurosis than anything else. like 'putting myself together’ is the most important thing* (I mean, pleasurable, but necessary). like, every day I must wear my watch, a necklace, and earrings. and if I forget one of them, I feel incomplete. and I get anxious. especially the earrings, the earrings are the worst. earrings are kind of like plugging a hole, like stitching something up.
I need to feel tidy, I need to have edges that are definite and sealed. and when I leave in the morning, it’s almost better if my room is a mess, because then I’m leaving that messiness behind. like, emerging from the abjection.
(coming home is another thing.)
* this probably also has something to do with how much Pretty Little Liars I’ve watched in the past few weeks.