The Many Moods Of Skull

Self
Fear grimace
No-self
Fear grimace
Craving
Fear grimace
Aversion
Fear grimace
Reaction
Fear grimace
Non-reaction
Fear grimace
Suffering
Fear grimace
End of suffering
Fear grimace
Impermanence
Toothless fear grimace
Dissolution
Nameless fear grimace
Cessation
Fossil fear grimace
Relinquishment
Dust

— April Resnick

Painted-Skulls-Noah-Scalin

Painted Skulls, by Noah Scalin

~ by April on September 13, 2013.

6 Responses to “The Many Moods Of Skull”

  1. You do clever brave profound things with words

  2. ha! you fear, the you grimace, then you die and thousand times per life; suppose the rejoinder is: every time you die there is space for either new life or rebirth …

    • Perhaps. “Fear grimace” is also what we call it when an animal pulls its lips way back, exposing gum and teeth, when encountering a dominant other. It looks like a smile, but is in fact a submissive act. It has been theorized that this is where our “smile” comes from. The fear grimace of apes reminds me of that look that a skull has.

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