Desiderata for a sacred text

Half-way between a bestiary and an almanac. Multi-authored by an international consortium of the homeless. Heavy on Yes, low on No. Too big to fail. Available only in whalesong, and impossible to translate.

St. Brendan's whale, by Honorius Philoponus, Novi Orbis Indiae Occidentalis, 1621
St. Brendan's whale, by Honorius Philoponus, Novi Orbis Indiae Occidentalis, 1621

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  1. “available only in whalesong, and impossible to translate” – love that, dave

    great illustration, too – k

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    1. Hi Kasturi – Thanks for commenting, and especially on this post which had gone so sadly commentless till now. I was kind of pleased with it myself, but wasn’t sure it would strike a chord with anyone else.

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