So... I came across this picture and was reminded of one of my #OldTestament classes. The #Bible tells us of David playing melodious rhythms to calm Saul’s “evil spirits,” but we often overlook the connection between the two as made relevant by visual artistry like this that illuminates what’s written. The power differential, the intimate environment, the shared gaze... the suspicion of implied #homoerotic connection between the king and his young armor bearer and private musician. In 1 Samuel 18, it was Jonathan, Saul’s son, who declares his unyielding love for David, making “a pledge of mutual loyalty with David because he loved him as much as he loved himself.” Saul tried to extinguish this love and support because of his own selfish desires, and attempts to kill his chosen one. Eventually, after Saul and Jonathan had died, David sings of his love in 2 Samuel 1:26 for Jonathan that is greater than the love of women... #GilScottHeron said “the first #revolution is when you change your mind about how you look at things, and see there might be another way to look at it that you have not been shown.” #readitforyourself #betransformed #loveislove #letloverule and #remember there will always be haters who will suffer their own demise while plotting yours. #staytrue and #God will see you through to your destiny.