- Jun 25, 2014
*snaps fingers twice* I didn't know that about the Choctaw foofoo that's really interesting history, plus there are people who have some very macabre displays of remains. (I would love to visit the muter's museum of medical oddities one day) and plenty of museums have animal and sometimes people's remains so looked at that way its not as uncommon as some might think.My entire den is decorated in a Day of the Dead motif, skeletons on the cabinet doors and all. I could make good use of it.
Plus, I have to admit right here, I have a huge tub of real skulls and bones. I think skulls in particular are beautiful pieces of art. Most of them belong to critters that passed away and I can tell you who they are by just looking at them. When an animal here dies, I leave their body for Old Man Coyote, then retrieve what bones are left later. I keep the skull if it's there and bury the rest.
I know it sounds macabre, but I'm a Choctaw and we were once known as Bone Pickers. Keeping the bones of loved ones is sort of traditional, though they didn't do it like I do it now. I'm creepy I know. Call me foofoo Addams.
*puts on monocle* Dr. Bunnyfreud I preshume?Oh, I would adore going to Muter's one day. we should go together! lol! I bet it's so cool in there. I've watched some amazing documentaries about it, and it's all so very fascinating to me. I actually was going to go into biological illustration in college, then thought, "Do you really want to draw vivisected pig fetuses your whole life?" so I went into psychology. heh.
Totally shoulda stayed with the pig fetuses.