Crack in the nut

This afternoon I slept — I fell into bed in the sun in a daze, my legs not even making it to the bed but dangling off the side, a child’s fatigue. Two hours later I woke from fuzzy dreams, still dazed, and drenched in sweat. My hair and tank-top soaking, my upper arms completely pearled.

I understood that some anger I’d been feeling in anticipation was that of a little child (and of her protectors — those knights who, once you take their armor, don’t even exist).

We played. Still playing, waiting for a painting to dry. In between, anger dissolved. At a stray thought of a certain comfortable chest, I was surprised to feel just like this:

Here’s a saying I made up when I was really really young.
When something went wonky?
“Oh, crack in the nut!”

Nut: Origin:
bef. 900; 1900–05 for def. 8b; ME nute, OE hnutu; c. D noot, G Nuss, ON hnot; akin to L nux

“hard seed,” O.E. hnutu, from P.Gmc. *khnut- (cf. O.N. hnot, Du. noot, O.H.G. hnuz, Ger. nuß “nut”), from PIE *knu- “lump” (cf. L. nux, see nucleus). Sense of “testicle” is attested from 1915. Nuts as a derisive retort is attested from 1931. The nut that goes onto a bolt is first recorded 1611 (used of other small mechanical pieces since 1426). Amer.Eng. slang sense of “amount of money required for something” is first recorded 1912. Nuts and bolts “fundamentals” is from 1960.

Nucleus is “a little nut.”

–noun
the goddess of the sky

Wiki: Her name is translated to mean Night and she is considered one of the oldest deities among the Egyptian pantheon…. She was the goddess of the nighttime sky, but she eventually became referred to as simply the sky goddess. Her headdress was the hieroglyphic of part of her name, a pot, which may also symbolize the uterus. The ancient Egyptians said that every woman was a nutrit, a little goddess. Mostly depicted in human form Nut was also sometimes depicted in the form of a cow whose great body formed the sky and heavens, a sycamore tree, or as a giant sow, suckling many piglets (representing the stars).

A sacred symbol of Nut was the ladder, used by Osiris to enter her heavenly skies.

According to the Egyptians,during the day, the heavenly bodies—such as the sun and moon—would make their way across her body. Then, at dusk, they would be swallowed, pass through her digestive system during the night, and be reborn out of her uterus at dawn, the red streaks in the sky symbolizing the blood and fluid passed at birth.

Nut was thought to draw the dead into her star-filled sky, and refresh them with food and wine: “I am Nut, and I have come so that I may enfold and protect you from all things evil.”

The Book of the Dead says, “Hail, thou Sycamore Tree of the Goddess Nut! Give me of the water and of the air which is in thee. I embrace that throne which is in Unu, and I keep guard over the Egg of Nekek-ur. It flourisheth, and I flourish; it liveth, and I live; it snuffeth the air, and I snuff the air, I the Osiris Ani, whose word is truth, in peace.”

According to mythology she and her husband [and brother, Geb, Earth God] were joined in intercourse day in and day out, stopping only when forced apart by wind.”

Sarcophagus

Also, God bless the internets. Ancient Egyptian Sex Papyri? You don’t even have to look for em.

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~ by Arrrow Marie on September 26, 2009.

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