Good People Don’t Like Dead Things - Briana Blair - BrianaDragon Creations

Good People Don’t Like Dead Things

Snake Skull Skeleton Animal - Image: Public Domain, Pixabay
Posted by / July 5, 2013 / 0 Comments

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Image: Public Domain, Pixabay

Image: Public Domain, Pixabay

One of the things that had been bothering me recently after accidentally going too far to the “fluffy” side, was the idea that a good person wouldn’t like dead things. Good people would not want to have their home decorated with dead bugs and skulls. Now I realize that’s a total crock.

What I like to look at and how I decorate my home has little to do with what kind of person I am. I am a good person. I’m kind, honest, intelligent, compassionate and generally pretty awesome. My love of darkness and dead things doesn’t make me bad or wrong. That’s just narrow-minded ignorance spread by extremists who don’t understand balance.

Everything dies. That’s just a fact of nature. When things die, they leave bones behind. There’s nothing wrong with me finding some beauty in that. Have you ever really looked at the wondrous creation that a skeleton is? It’s just as beautiful, if not more so, than a flower to my eyes, and more enduring. So is it really surprising that I enjoy looking at skulls in my home?

I also have a couple of cicada husks from different stages of development. Before they were stolen I had some bees and wasps as well. I haven’t figured out how to display it, but I have a groundhog foot. I like these things. There’s nothing wrong with it. It has no reflection on who I am.

I don’t kill anything to get the parts I display. I only collect from things that have already passed on in the natural course of things. You know what I think? My collection is just fine, but people who kill animals to have fur coats, bragging rights or a head on their wall, those are bad people. But somehow a fur stole or buck head mounted to a wall are more socially acceptable than a collection of skulls. I think society can bite me on that one.

I’m still looking to expand my skull collection. I wish it was easier to come across them. One of these days though, I’ll have more. And after I get rich I’m going to go to Obscura in NY and have Ryan Matthew make me an articulated raven as a centerpiece. I think that would be awesome.

Briana Blair

Briana Blair

Briana Blair is an author and artisan. She has published more then 30 books and thousands of articles across multiple sites. After practicing Paganism and witchcraft for 25 years, she's now on a journey as an atheist and skeptic. She's eclectic, unpredictable, and always evolving. Facebook - Twitter

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