Magdalene, Self-Portraits
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The name Magdalene in popular culture almost immediately means saint x whore (if the latter spin-off is mistaken), Jesus's lover besides disciple. And I was a pretty religious Catholic schoolgirl profoundly affected by the compassionate face of Jesus in pictures, ambitiously desiring to love like JC and desiring some JC-like lover "who'd look at me like that" in romantic reveries while having also engaged early (grade 3/4) and often in auto-erotic activity. Later as Woman I would come to terms with my sexual vis-a-vis my spiritual passions, observing where these were disparate and where unified, the latter case proving significantly and deeply more pleasing, including etymologically.