calendr

Okay so I think I mentioned some time before that I have synesthesia and then @pumpkinfrost ended up talking about how months have colors only their colors are different than mine so I figured that while it’s on my mind I’ll list my correspondences for kicks

  1. January - muddy/greyish light blue (like icky early night with sludgey snow on the roads and everything is just miserable and ugly and cold)
  2. February - light pink (like ruddy cheeks and Valentines)
  3. March - dark green (like shamrocks and newly grown grass)
  4. April - yellow (like … raincoats and galoshes?)
  5. May - orangey-pink (like certain flowers)
  6. June - dark(ish) blue (like the sea or naval uniforms)
  7. July - pale blue (like a cloudless summer sky)
  8. August - gold (like fields of ripe grain and the setting sun)
  9. September - rusty red (like a maple leaf)
  10. October - brownish orange (like decaying leaves and pumpkins)
  11. November - brown (like the leafless skeletons of trees)
  12. December - deep dark blue (like the middle of the night after a fresh snowfall when the stars are out)

When I picture the months they span out in a black touchscreen-like interface that you can swipe horizontally (starting with December for some reason instead of January) and they come up as little empty outlined boxes headed with the month name, and the outline and name are both in that month’s color. That’s how it’s always been for me.

I’m sure these correspondences have to due with holidays and seasonal appearances of nature during those months influencing my perception of them very early on.

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Cylinder vase

Maya
Late Classic Period
A.D. 680–750

Place of Manufacture: northern Petén lowlands, Guatemala, El Mirador Basin

Codex-style vase depicting four simian supernatural beings including the two patron deities of Classic period artists, Hun Batz and Hun Choven. A human male sits next to an enthroned supernatural, turning his gaze away from the four seated simians and seemingly peering outside the building in which they all are seated. A short hieroglyphic text records the Calendar Round date and nature of the depicted event, which may be the offering of balls of copal to the enthroned being. The Calendar Round date cannot occur in the Classic period calendrical system, which indicates that the event is taking place in mythological time.

Monkey-like men wear the clothing of artist-scribes and sit inside a palace. They are the Hero Twin’s half-brothers, who were turned into monkey-men because of their jealous conspiracy against the Twins. These simians became the patron deities of Maya artists, dancers, and musicians.

MFA