Today I wrote about one of my favorite paintings, Holman Hunt’s Isabella and the Pot of Basil.   The story behind it is awful and lovely, a combination which I am drawn to as anyone who reads my work would readily attest.  I find her devotion gorgeous, but I share with others the sense of unease at the vigil she holds for her lover.  If it’s not up now, it will be soon–here’s “The Weapon of Memory.”