a tiger's heart, an apple bed


ramya // fifteen // infp

“let us again pretend that life is a solid substance, shaped like a globe, which we turn about in our fingers."
That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coalbins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain.
Ray Bradbury, The October Country 
Apr 20, 2014
#quotes #ray bradbury

O B L I V I O N . {a fanmix for the pevensies} + LISTEN HERE

Apr 20, 2014
#music #mixes #chronicles of narnia

2headedsnake:

Stacey Rees

Apr 20, 2014
#art

nzafro:

Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China. Layers of different coloured sandstone and minerals were pressed together over 24 million years and then buckled up by tectonic plates.

Apr 20, 2014

The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand;
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanched land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.

Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the A gaean, and it brought
Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
Of human misery; we
Find also in the sound a thought,
Hearing it by this distant northern sea.

The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth’s shore
Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled.
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.


Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

Matthew Arnold 
Apr 20, 2014
#poetry

Houses of Hogwarts minimalist posters

Apr 20, 2014
#hp

Get to Know Me Meme || (1/5) favourite royal palaces: Château de Versailles (France)

Château de Versailles is a palace located in the city of Versailles. It was the home for the royal family of France from 1682 to 1789.

The Baroque style of architecture characteristic of Versailles Palace impresses people by its luxury, with colossal murals, rows of monumental statues, and an immense collection of fine furniture inside the palace. The stunning geometric design of the garden and the great fountain outside in the yard. The scale and style of the place shows the world without doubt about the power, the glory, and the wealth of the French monarchy in that period of French history. Mark Twain said of it, “You gaze, and stare, and try to understand that it is real, that it is on the earth, that it is not the Garden of Eden…” (x)

Apr 20, 2014
#architecture

Yoostynaa

Apr 20, 2014

likeafieldmouse:

Cui Fei - Read by Touch (2005-6) - Thorns on rice paper

Apr 20, 2014
#art
Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.
Jean Rostand, Thoughts of a Biologist (1939)
Apr 20, 2014
#quotes

mashamorevna:

IN CELEBRATION OF MY WICKEDNESS: a mix for modern-day witches who hex their lovers and pocket their souls

(listen)

I. glasser - apply, II. polica - very cruel, III. braids - lammicken, IV. chelsea wolfe - house of metal, V. blooms - skin, VI. the kills - future starts slow, VII. london grammar - devil inside, VIII. ladytron - destroy everything you touch, IX. the knife - heartbeats, X. chelsea wolfe - fight like gods, XI. saint saviour - this ain’t no hymn, XII. unkle ft. elle j & joel cadbury - set no sun, XIII. sarah blasko - i awake, XIV. nina kinert - moonwalker, XV. lykke li - no rest for the wicked, XVI. nola wren - fireproof

Apr 19, 2014
#music #mixes #witches

greaterland:

Scottish Highlands

Apr 19, 2014

rick-sanchez:

IF YOU DON’T LIKE GREEK MYTHOLOGY THEN YOU’RE WRONG LIKE THERE IS LITERALLY A STORY WHERE DIONYSUS GETS HIS PENIS PUDDING ON ATHENA’S THIGH AND SHE SLAPS IT OFF AND IT FALLS OFF OLYMPUS AND BECOMES THIS GUY NAMED ERECTHEUS AND THIS GUY IS LITERALLY SLAPPED OFF MAN CHOWDER FROM ATHENA’S UPPER LEG HOW GREAT IS THAT

Apr 19, 2014
#mythology #greek mythology

venetians:

(by solbf)

Apr 19, 2014
#architecture

things i like → flowers

Apr 18, 2014