Thought for the day

Lux – latin for “light”

Luxury – 1300, “sexual intercourse;” mid-14c., “lasciviousness, sinful self-indulgence,” from Old French luxurie “debauchery, dissoluteness, lust” (Modern French luxure), from Latin luxuria“excess, luxury, extravagance, profusion; delicacy” (source also of Spanish lujuria, Italian lussuria), from luxus “excess, extravagance, magnificence,” Meaning “sensual pleasure” is late 14c. Lost its pejorative taint 17c. Meaning “habit of indulgence in what is choice or costly” is from 1630s; that of “sumptuous surroundings” is from 1704; that of “something enjoyable or comfortable beyond life’s necessities” is from 1780. Used as an adjective from 1916.

Luxuria – Lust, one of the “seven deadly sins”.

Always seek the light. Fiat Lux Lunae. Happy Grande Madame’s Day.

"Lust" by illustrator/costume designer Erté (1892-1990)

“Lust” by illustrator/costume designer Erté (1892-1990)

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About frankyvivid

Franky Vivid is a poet and burlesque producer from Chicago. He is married to burlesque star Michelle L’amour, with whom he co-founded the international literary salon Naked Girls Reading in 2009. For four years he was the curator of the Everleigh Social Club in Chicago, an experiment in using Cyprianism to inform the operation of a private arts club. Vivid is a Freemasonic Knight Templar and founder of Paradise Garden #7. For more on Cyprianism and a continuing discussion about elements of The Seed and its underlying Philosophy and Practice, visit him at www.cyprianism.com.
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