I will be reduced into a skull

There is a grotesque beauty about skulls. The structure, the dents, the colours, or even the fact that a skull is a base of a living thing. Yes, this might sound a bit morbid. But I believe there are many people out there who are as fascinated by skulls as me. Skulls can mean many things. Maybe in the western world it symbolises death and/or misfortune, but in some of the Dayak headhunting tribes, for example, skulls symbolise prosperity and power. Interestingly, in Chinese tradition (I’m talking about the majority of Daoist belief) a skull does not symbolise anything, as living things are the preferrable icons. But back to a more contemporary and less eyebrows-wrinkling reason; skull is fabulous. Pardon me if I sound dumb, which I do not deny that I am. Here I have taken 2 examples from my skull tidbits¬†collection. A Mexican sugar skull and a Mexican skull candle-burner. Oh, yay, even spa materials have gone goth now. So it’s just a girl and 2 skulls in their questionable way of existing.



About landakungu (Dane Anwar)

Landakungu is the blog of Dane Anwar, a native Jakartan. She loves to travel, read comics, novels, and watch films. After spending 5 years living in Taiwan and 4 months in China, she is finally back in Indonesia, which is going to be her new base for more travels and other interestng things.
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