Geek’s girlfriend: This night, I want us to try out something wild and forbidden!
Geek: You mean, we’ll be dividing by zero?
Today’s daily post wants to know what I’ll never be writing about. What is forbidden?
Alas, the list of forbidden fruit I’ve not tried is shrinking over time. Never say never…
I thought I would never be writing about sex with animals, but I then saw Pan copulating with a she-goat at the British Museum (Pompei & Herculaneum exhibition).
After it was excavated in 1752 in Herculaneum, the Naples king kept it in the “Secret Room”. The sculpture was shown rarely, and only to men of high morals.
Today, except for the sign “Parental Guidance” in the museum, anyone can see, and watch it as much as they want.
If you don’t act as a high-moral judge of this “disreputable object of pagan licentiousness” and just look at it as a representation of love between different species (that’s just a god-goat and a girl-goat), you may even appreciate its beauty. There is a lot of beauty, love and passion in this relatively small work of art. And a lot of impulse, of thrust, movement.
Now, what is left on my taboo list?
Oh, religion. I love religious art, and there are a few posts in the making on this topic, but discussing religion? Never. Gods forgive anything their true believers do in their name. Atheists have no god to forbid them anything. It’s not a good playground for a discussion.
To illustrate what this topic means to me with a photograph, I’d take one of my favourite road signs:
PS Tell me, does the Pan sculpture offend you?