September 23, 2015

quote of the moment

"Archaeologists have unearthed the oldest case of decapitation ever found in the New World. The skull belonged to a young man and was buried in Brazil about 9,000 years old, with severed hands covering its face in a mysterious pose—left hand over the right side of the face, fingers pointing up, and right hand over left side, pointing down.

No one, it seems, has ever seen anything like it. Why was this guy decapitated? Why the weird posing of the hands 9,000 years before Madonna invented the 'vogue'?"

-- Erika Engelhaupt

(I THINK the answer IS in "vogue" lyrics: "beauty's where you find it.")