"And every day there were what we called 'the Green Hills'; that is, the low line of Castlereagh Hills which we saw from the nursery windows. They were not very far off but they were, to children, quite unattainable. They taught me longing--Sehnsucht; made me for good or ill, and before I was six years old, a votary of the Blue Flower." --C. S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy

The Blue Flower (German: Blaue Blume) is a central symbol of Inspiration. It stands for desire, love, and the metaphysical striving for the infinite and unreachable. German author Novalis first used the symbol in his unfinished Bildungsroman, entitled Heinrich von Ofterdingen. After contemplating a meeting with a stranger, the young Heinrich von Ofterdingen dreams about blue flowers which call to him and absorb his attention. In some cultures, blue roses traditionally signify a mystery, or attaining the impossible, or the neverending quest for the impossible. They are believed to be able to grant the owner youth or grant wishes.

Delphinidin is an anthocyanidin, a primary plant pigment, and also an antioxidant. Delphinidin gives blue hues to flowers like violas and delphiniums. It also gives the blue-red color of the grape that produces Cabernet Sauvignon, and can be found in cranberries and Concord grapes as well as pomegranates. --Wikipedia

 

dwimmerlaiks:

Women of the Tolkienverse | Part I

VARDA was a Valië, the wife of Manwë and Queen of the Valar.
THURINGWETHIL was a Vampire servant of Sauron during the First Age.
TAR-ANCALIME was the seventh ruler and first Ruling Queen of Númenor.
GALADRIEL was a Noldo, a ringbearer and ruler of Lothlórien.
NESSA was a Valië and the wife of Tulkas and sister of Oromë.

nationalballet:

Throwback Thursday: Evelyn Hart and Aleksandar Antonijevic as Manon and Des Grieux in Manon, 2000.

nationalballet:

Throwback Thursday: Evelyn Hart and Aleksandar Antonijevic as Manon and Des Grieux in Manon, 2000.

gothlolita:

imagine if you woke up and your name was your url and you looked exactly like your icon

…that would be deeply disturbing.

(Source: charlottes)

foreveralone-lyguy:

foreveralone-lyguy:

foreveralone-lyguy:

foreveralone-lyguy:

foreveralone-lyguy:

foreveralone-lyguy:

foreveralone-lyguy:

What’s the girl version of “bros before hoes”?

thank you

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thank you once again

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AH WHEN WILL THEY END

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EVEN MORE OMFG

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I regret making this post. My inbox is filled with these now lol

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It’s like you didn’t even try

humansofnewyork:

Of course the time I leave my camera at home, I run into this guy. Had to snap a pic with my phone anyway. He was making farm animal noises at passing pedestrians. “Got to make the best of it,” he said.

humansofnewyork:

Of course the time I leave my camera at home, I run into this guy. Had to snap a pic with my phone anyway. He was making farm animal noises at passing pedestrians. “Got to make the best of it,” he said.