Πάντα ῥεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει, panta rhei kai ouden menei, says Heraclitus: everything flows, nothing stands still. Which is lovely, but I have to keep pushing away the English suffix -rrhea, because it makes me imagine a disgusting universe.
Texts and images copyright (C) 2022 Pauline Kerschen. Layout adapted from the Single A Tumblr theme by businessbullpen. The Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) has zygodactylic feet, leaving X-shaped tracks with ambiguous direction. The Pueblo and Hopi used the X symbol to mislead evil spirits. Border folklore in the early twentieth century held that a roadrunner would lead a lost traveler back to his path. In Mexico the roadrunner is known as paisano, countryman.