Heidi (The Coolest Heidi in Europe, and co-holder of The Awesomest Heidi in The World title with some spazzy blogger who likes to call herself Daisy. Or Roxy. Or whatever the hell pseudonym she's half-assing these days) is down with the movement and has started a lovely new blog, Hortus Deliciarum.
She's smarter than I am a little, so I had to beg Wikipedia to explain:
Hortus deliciarum (Garden of Delights) is a medieval manuscript compiled by Herrad of Landsberg at the Hohenburg Abbey in Alsace. It was an illuminated encyclopedia, begun in 1167 as a pedagogical tool for young novices at the convent. It was finished in 1185, and was one of the most celebrated illuminated manuscripts of the period. The majority of the work is in Latin, with glosses in German.
Here is a picture: It's the Wheel of Fortune. Cool, huh? I love medieval illuminations. I could look at alchemical texts and diagrams all day.
But, yeh, Heidi? She's fucking incredible. She's a mom who writes so openly about her experience with a really high-needs little one that it inspires awe. Yay for self-hosted, er really dear friend-hosted WordPress bloggies:)