It’s been a while since I posted, and a while longer since I’ve posted marginalia, and a longer while longer since I’ve posted something from one of my favorite manuscripts, Morgan Library MS G 24. So, in honor of Halloween,* here’s a marginal monkey hanging himself:
Hey, don’t get mad at the monkey snuff art! The title of the post includes the word ‘Morbid’, so it’s not like I didn’t warn you. And look, it doesn’t seem to trouble the stork from whom the suicidal monkey is hanging, so why are you so upset? Though, I suppose one’s perspective on the vicissitudes of fortune and the value of life would be a bit skewed if one were but an oddly shaped protrusion growing from the end of a gryllus’s whiplike tongue. Different strokes for different conjoined mutant folks.
- * Or if you prefer, Hallowe‘en.†
†If you look close, you’ll find that I’ve helpfully italicized the ‘ in Hallowe’en. [↩]