Wednesday, May 3
I guess there is ancient precedent for this half-clad mourning figure. H has gotten very interested in Ancient Eygypt and so we've gotten a lot of books on the subject. In one, we were reading about their troops of professional mourners: women who you could hire to add class to your relative's funerals. They'd rend their garments exposing their chests (symbolic of emotional dissarray), sprinkle ashes over their heads and caterwaul for hours on end. I'm sure it was highly entertaining. This lissome young lady seems very proper and sedate by comparison!