This speaks to me on a personal level.
he now understands period cramps because i told him
you know when you have diarrhea and you can’t get to a bathroom and your stomach is cramping, you start sweating a little bit, you feel like you really are about to see the lord
only you can’t shit them out and you have to function normally the whole time
he looked so sympathetic after that
This was done through a technique called “fore-edge painting,” which is an illustration that is hidden on the edge of the pages of the book. The technique allegedly dates back to the 1650s.