To the lower left, a statue of Hanuman that held the ring I received from the man I used to live with, for the year after our relationship ended.
The decorated box I worked on for two months last summer.
Above it, a poor inkjet copy of Josef Kozak's "Cernunnos," who for me is also Shiva, Jesus, and the stud of my dreams, all rolled into one.
The mala I use to count breaths during centering prayer, draped over one of a trinity of ceramic phalluses slip-cast by Abwoon.
The singing bowl I bought at the gift shop of Wildwood during Body Electric's Dear Love of Comrades retreat fifteen years ago.
An icon from the shrine of Julian of Norwich that a sometime lover and friend of thirty years gave me on my fiftieth birthday. Which was way too fucking long ago.
A Shiva Lingam given to a friend of mine by a closeted gay man in Varanasi, and gifted me in turn.
Around another of Abwoon's slipcast phalluses, to the left, a talisman made by Badger from a smooth river stone and twisted recycled copper wire.
In the foreground, the clutter of my desk.
Ask me at the end of the summer what it all means.
And the box: