1. awritersruminations:

    Cut a chrysalis open, and you will find a rotting caterpillar. What you will never find is that mythical creature, half caterpillar, half butterfly, a fit emblem of the human soul, for those whose cast of mind leads them to seek such emblems. No, the process of transformation consists almost entirely of decay.

    —Pat Barker, Regeneration

     
  2. 09:47

    Notes: 5799

    Reblogged from kotaline

    Tags: musicaustin wintoryjourney

    Plays: 34,567

    ameliapond88:

    Stat sua cuique dies
    Stat sua cuique dies

    To each his day is given
    (Aeneid)


    Mæl is me to feran

    Time is it for me to go 
    (Beowulf) 

    Aleto men moi nostos
    Aleto men moi nostos

    Lost is my homecoming
    (Iliade, Omero)


    C’est pour cela que je suis née

    I was born for this
    (Joan of Arc)


    Kono michi ya
    Yuku hito nishi ni
    Kono michi ya
    Aki no kure

    On this road 
    Where nobody else travels
    On this road 
    Autumn Nightfall
    (Matsuo Basho haiku)

    C’est pour cela que je suis née
    Ne me plaignez pas
    C’est pour cela que je suis née 

    I was born for this
    Do not pity me
    I was born for this
    (Joan of Arc) 

     
  3. deutschemark:

    hideback:

    Julius von Klever (Russian, 1850 -1924)

    Erlkönig, 1887

    "Father, do you not see the King of the Alder Trees?
    The King with his crown and tail?”
    “My dear son, it is just a streak of mist.”

    - Goethe (excerpt, my translation), 1782

    “Willst, feiner Knabe, du mit mir gehen?
    Meine Töchter sollen dich warten schön;
    Meine Töchter führen den nächtlichen Reihn,
    Und wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein.”

    (x)

     
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Why is it that only the unreachable light always shine toward the unfulfillable tomorrow, with a righteousness brighter than anything,  judging people?
I gently touched your cold back.You’re someone who didn’t believe in the kindness of the world… So you were kinder than anyone else.

    Why is it that only the unreachable light always shine toward the unfulfillable tomorrow, with a righteousness brighter than anything,  judging people?

    I gently touched your cold back.You’re someone who didn’t believe in the kindness of the world… So you were kinder than anyone else.

     
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  6. 18:45

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    Reblogged from thefrogman

    Tags: coughing noises

    deverse:

    my mom meant to post a picture of her dog and posted a picture of a turkey insteadimage

     
  7. 12:15

    Notes: 5

    Tags: edictalisask mr owl

    edictalis replied to your post “if i made a tumblr post every time i lost another wallet it would be…”

    Ah, god, I’m so sorry. Good luck. … Is your wallet taupe?

    >x mta lost and found form
    >x color options
    >squirm in chair
    >click “other”
    >type “rainbow”

     
  8. if i made a tumblr post every time i lost another wallet it would be both depressing and extremely unflattering to me, but i feel the need to note that the mta’s lost property form is extremely extensive and includes options for the colors “taupe” and “prussian blue”

     
  9. recursivefaceplant replied to your post “i keep reblogging all this cool kid music like i’m not listening to…”

    Is it Fields of Athenry? It’s Fields of Athenry.

    NO, I LIKE OTHER TERRIBLE RENDITIONS OF FIELDS OF ATHENRY.  My favorite Dropkicks song is probably Green Fields of France (incidentally I’m reading Regeneration rn).  This one is Rose Tattoo, which is so. much. worse than Fields of Athenry.

     
  10. 12:00

    Notes: 737

    Reblogged from robertkazinsky

    Tags: tony leung chiu wai

    robertkazinsky:

    Film Meme: actors (4/6)

    Acting has always been a way for me to express the emotions I had buried. If I hadn’t acted, I would have gone insane. In my acting class, I could let out my real tears and everyone thought it was the character. But no, it was me. - Tony Leung Chiu-Wai