Let it be known: today the Eternal Feminine
In an incorruptible body is ascending to earth
In the unfading light of the new goddess
Heaven has become one with the deeps.
—Vladimir Solovyov, “The Eternal Feminine”
This body of work speaks to the virtues of my heart.
Virtue’s the chiefest Beauty of the Mind
The noblest Ornament of Human-kind;
Virtue’s our Safeguard, and our guiding Star
That stirs up Reason, when our Senses err.
—from an antique sampler found in Newfoundland, stitched in 1813