"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

 

dear friends, here is a brief psa

kittydesade:

westerosbaptistchurch:

things that do not make you a man:

  • genital configuration

things that do make you a man:

  • inability to slay the witch-king of angmar

Almost snorted milk out of my nose.

Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and forgiving heart. Be the one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.

Marvin J. Ashton (via tellmefive)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege)

bjnovakdjokovic:

neonxwhales:

mediclopedia:

Some of the ways our organs communicate with each other… This is scientifically correct.

I MAKED THESE

(Source: kickstarter.com)

nationalballet:

Life of a Dancer: Partnering

Gah, her arabesque looks so EFFORTLESS
(also, i’d be afraid he’s going to have knee problems. His foot is turned out MUCH farther than his kneecap is…)

nationalballet:

Life of a Dancer: Partnering

Gah, her arabesque looks so EFFORTLESS

(also, i’d be afraid he’s going to have knee problems. His foot is turned out MUCH farther than his kneecap is…)

imderekhaleandmyfamilyisdead:

sometimes i wonder how jackson’s doing

then i remember i really don’t care

secretlifeofageekygirl:

therothwoman:

shh-im-wondering:

seekingthespheres:

"What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, and nine, and eight and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one." -Sandra Cisneros, "Eleven"

Oh no this is super adorable

I finally stopped to take a closer look at this and oh my GOD this is amazing.

This wins the internet