Friday, March 5, 2010

Sto. António sobre um outro olhar*

*um outro Sto. António, verdade seja dita...


  1. Disturbing, powerful. Look at the claws-fingernails on her hand. I don't know anything about this story.

  2. In the 3rd Century, Saint Anthony the Egyptian renounced all worldly joys, went off into the Arabian Desert to live the life of a hermit. He had a terrible time of it. Often he would glance up from his prayers to see Satan hovering before him in the gloom of his abandoned fort. And Satan was hard to recognize; usually he looked like the things Anthony missed most.*

    * According to Novelist Gustave Flaubert, Satan once disguised himself as the Queen of Sheba, exclaimed to Anthony: "I am not a woman; I am a world. My cloak has only to fall for thee to discover a succession of mysteries."