Beyond Crazy Woman’s Wall

A Modest Proposal in Honor of Hadrian and the Ancient Scots

Original artwork by the author.

While I don’t have a favorite American president, I do have a favorite Roman Emperor. It’s Hadrian.

I love him for a lot of reasons, first among them his deep and abiding love for his 19-year-old lover, Antinous. Hadrian was so distraught over his drowning in the Nile that he deified him.



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Leah Welborn

Leah Welborn


Writer & Spiritual Habit Coach in Colorado. I’m trying to re-enchant myself & the world while making peace with my meatsuit.