Crow symbol of magic, mystery and occasionally trickery. Created in Painter IX.
Sunday Scribblings - Mystery
"If you could have ANY mystery unveiled for you, what would it be? It can be cosmic, personal, political, whatever. What deep unanswered or even unanswerable question would you want to have revealed for your eyes only? What do you dearly want to KNOW? Also, if you want, what would your prefer never to know? What would best remain a mystery?"
One of the mysteries of my life is how anyone remembers poems, or anything else word for word. Over the years I've tried, and I've used all sort of tricks and techniques but somehow my whole brain just revolts at the idea of committing anyone words to memory - even my own... after all the words of yesterday are the words of another being, not the person I am today, this hour, this minute, this second, now.
One of the few poems I really tried hard to remember because I liked it and not because anyone else thought I ought to learn it was
Macavity: The Mystery Cat by T S Elliot
Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw -
For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
For when they reach the scene of crime - Macavity's not there!
And no I haven't just recalled it but found it on the web...
Update: And I meant to mention that this particular crow was influenced by Andrea Edward's Crow.