Saint of the Day
Justina, a beautiful young Christian from Damascus, caught the eye of a magician named Cyprian, a man drenched in the occult and all manner of spell-casting.
However when he tried to seduce her employing all his diabolical expertise, she resisted him with such divine grace that he turned from the dark to the light, burned his magic books and embraced the ascetic life. He even became a bishop.
Unfortunately both were victims of Diocletian's persecution; they were arrested and flung into a cauldron of boiling pitch, wax and tallow - both came out unharmed.
So instead they were decapitated and their bodies left unburied; luckily some sailors found them and took them to Constantine’s basilica for proper interment.
They died on September 26th 304, exactly 1713 years ago today.
This is what she looked like: @lamplifeboatladder
"If you are only moved by color relationships, you are missing the point. I am interested in expressing the big emotions – tragedy, ecstasy, doom." // "The passions are a kind of thirst, inexorable and intense, for certain feelings or felt states. To find or invent 'objects' (which are, more strictly speaking, relational structures) whose felt quality satisfies the passions – that, for me is the activity of the artist, an activity which does not cease even in sleep." // Happy birthday to one of my favorites, Mark Rothko, born on this day in 1903. Photograph: Thomas Struth, The Rothko Chapel, Houston, 2007