Yemoja is a major water deity from the Yoruba religion.She is an orisha and the mother of all orishas, having given birth to the 14 Yoruba gods and goddesses. She is often syncretized with either Our Lady of Regla in the Afro-Cuban diaspora or various other Virgin Mary figures of the Catholic Church, a practice that emerged during the era of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Yemoja is motherly and strongly protective, and cares deeply for all her children.
"We have reason to believe that man first walked upright to free his hands for masturbation." --Lily Tomlin
"I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" Death thought about it. CATS, (s)he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE." -- Terry Pratchet, Sourcery .
"Don't you know there ain't no devil, it's just god when he's drunk." Tom Waits
The last piece for the year. Bye summer! 👋🏽 Oh, and I serve it the proper Bulgarian way - with feta cheese.
The relationship between a Bulgarian and a bottle of rakia is almost mystical
“People where you live," the little prince said, "grow five thousand roses in one garden... yet they don't find what they're looking for... They don't find it," I answered. And yet what they're looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water..." Of course," I answered. And the little prince added, "But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
"The heart was made to be broken" Oscar Wild
“To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer. The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles, And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep.” Shakespeare
Traditionally in the game of Lotería this card represents the Black Dandy. In the most famous illustration from the Don Clemente set you can see a dark skin gentleman dressed in European fashion - suit, hat, cane, and wing tip shoes. My interpretation of the El Negrito card is a tip of the hat to Black Dandyism as seen on hand painted barbershop signs popular through West Africa and the Caribbean.
"Here comes the sun, little darling. Here comes the sun, I say. It's alright."
"Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides." --Rita Mae Brown
"A Bulgarian umbrella is an umbrella with a hidden pneumatic mechanism which injects a small poisonous pellet containing ricin. Such an umbrella was allegedly used in and named for the assassination of the Bulgarian dissident writer Georgi Markov on 7 September 1978 on Waterloo Bridge in London. It was also allegedly used in the failed assassination attempt against the Bulgarian dissident journalist Vladimir Kostov the same year in the Paris Métro. The poison used in both cases was ricin.
"He with the cleanest clothes isn’t necessarily the cleanest." Mokokoma Mokhonoana
"Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't." Margaret Thatcher
"Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know The piper's calling you to join him Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know Your stairway lies on the whispering wind" . . This card is inspired by the idea of Jabob's Ladder: Jacob’s ladder is the name given to the stairway that appears in the dream of Jacob in The Bible. But the ladder has also come to symbolize a connection between Earth and Heaven (or the cosmos), as well as the history of mankind.