The following day, the unique advertisement is demolished; a new law is passed making the use of the words ‘right hand’ illegal; and a small emergency guillotine stands on every street-corner, ready to amputate all that threatens the state’s power.
Mike Russell, Nothing Is Strange
II. His Ruling Symbols from The Philosophy of Shelley’s Poetry in Ideas of Good and Evil by William Butler Yeats.
“Some old magical writer, I forget who, says if you wish to be melancholy hold in your left hand an image of the Moon made out of silver, and if you wish to be happy hold in your right hand an image of the Sun made out of gold.” [via]