Can we talk about Conchita’s interview with Polina at the halfway point of voting during Eurovision?
I am so, so proud of Conchita’s behaviour in this show. It would be easy for her to do what the audience was doing and be hostile towards Polina because of her country’s politics, especially since Conchita is such a prominent member of the LGBTQ community, but she rose above that (pardon the pun). In no way do I agree with Russian government or their stance on LGBTQ rights but I didn’t think that the audience booing Polina was acceptable, especially given the message Polina was trying her hardest to convey.
However, Conchita’s support and insistence that the Russian singer deserved her position at the top was incredibly moving and I think that it was her support that helped to reign in some of the crowd’s animosity. This is a lengthy way of saying how amazed I am by Conchita’s support for her fellow contestant and it warms my heart to see her kindness.
I am only more convinced that Conchita is perfection embodied.
This piece was also on display with the Venere di Frasassi at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale Delle Marche di Ancona, in the exhibition from November 27, 2009 to March 30, 2010. This is a figure carved with a burin on thin chert, height about 13 cm. The drawing depicts a woman with zoomorphic features. It has legs, breasts, and a geometric vulva, but the body is surmounted by a cow’s head (or a herbivorous animal, bovid or equid).
It was so called because it was found in a clay pit east of Tolentino, in 1883, and then donated to the Museum by Count Aristide Silverj Gentiloni, who immediately realised what an extraordinary exhibit he had.
The Venus de Tolentino has been dated to a period between 5,000 and 12,000 years ago, between the Pleistocene and Neolithic, when agriculture developed in Europe. The stone on which the Venus is carved was probably used as a tool striker, or to crush seeds. Both ends are chipped from use.
Chicomecoatl - Aztec Goddess of the Earth. Chicomecoatl is the sevensnake maiden, the
power behind the fertility of the earth and of humans. Honored as a Goddess of food and drink, She
is a nourishing deity, supplying Her people with abundance and plenty. She is considered to be the female aspect of
corn, and She is depicted in a red crown
and garments, carrying ears of maize.
Every September, a young girl representing Chicomecoatl was sacrificed
by the Aztec people in order to ensure the Goddess’ blessings. A triple goddess, Chicomecoatl is depicted as
a young girl carrying flowers and fruits, a mother using the sun as protection,
and an older woman carrying death in her touch.