About her silvern shoulders two musky black tresses curl,encircling them with their ends as though they were links in a chair.
It was this description and Rudaba’s physical beauty that initially attracted Zal. Rudaba also consulted her ladies-in-waiting about Zal. Zal came to the walls of Rudaba’s palace where Rudaba let down her tresses to Zal as a rope and he immediately climbed from base to summit. Rudaba seated Zal on the roof and they both talked to each other which was unacceptable according to Persian tradition. x
Talking about that, by the way: one of my favorite tales to tell is the Persian legend of Zal and Rudaba, which is generally seen as the earliest known version of the Rapunzel tale (also known as AaTh 310 for those folklorically inclined). The whole story is utterly fascinating (trying not to go off on a fangirlish tangent here), but my favorite part is the classical image: when the lady, Rudaba, lets down her long (black!)braid from her balcony, the hero just kisses the braid and says: “I wouldn’t hurt you, I brought a rope.” Hell yeah. x
For Kevin Corrado, art has been a defining element of his young life. As he puts it, “it’s how I think and how I see.” Like most young kids, he loved art class. But, as he grew older and as art was fading away for most of his peers, the opposite was happening for him. He found himself spending all of his spare time drawing and hanging out in the art room. Amazingly though, it wasn’t until his senior year of high school that he first picked up a camera. Upon graduation, he went to college for graphic design, but soon realized this was not the best fit for his sensibilities. He went back to the camera as a form of meditation and quickly learned that this was a medium worth his devotion. As he explored and experimented, he came to discover the vast technical aspects of the medium, but rather than becoming overwhelmed, he patiently folded their benefits into his searching approach. Corrado is a young artist with a very promising future, both his surreal photo manipulation and landscape photography are mind-blowing. (source: eoartlab)