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  • chevreuil / chevre / chev / chef eel
  • female - she/her
  • Finland
  • gamer
  • self-proclaimed literarian
  • a patron of trees
  • all-around oddball
may 12 2020 ∞
may 12 2020 +
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  • "du jour"
  • abhorring
  • absolution
  • accede
  • aeon
  • amelioration
  • ancillary
  • apotheosis
  • archipelago
  • artificer
  • artisan
  • ascendancy
  • assiduous
  • assuredly
  • at issue
  • atavistic
  • atoll
  • barding (who thought there would be a word for the body armor of war horses)
  • barter
  • brook
may 7 2020 ∞
jul 5 2020 +
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence by Olivier Deriviere
  • Altered Carbon by Jeff Russo
  • Amelie from Montmartre by Yann Tiersen
  • American Gods by Brian Reitzell
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey by The Flight
  • Beautiful Creatures by Dhani Harrison
  • Days Gone by Nathan Whitehead
  • Detroit: Become Human by Philip Sheppard, John Paesano, & Nima Fakhrara
  • Far Cry Primal by Jason Graves
  • Hold The Dark by Brooke Blair & Will Blair
  • Horizon Zero Dawn by Joris de Man, et al.
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword by Daniel Pemberton
  • Outlander by Bear McCreary
  • The Last of Us by Gustavo Santaolalla
  • The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2 by Woody Jackson, et al.
may 8 2020 ∞
may 10 2020 +
  • Lightning flash—
  • what I thought were faces
  • are plumes of pampas grass.
may 8 2020 ∞
may 8 2020 +
  • "I think I could turn and live awhile with the animals...
  • They are so placid and self-contained,
  • I stand and look at them sometimes half the day long."

--

  • "Long have you timidly waded, holding a plank by the shore,
  • Now I will you to be a bold swimmer,
  • To jump off in the midst of the sea, and rise again
  • And nod to me and shout, and laughingly dash with your hair."

--

  • "And as to you death, and you bitter hug of mortality...
  • It is idle to try to alarm me."

--

may 7 2020 ∞
may 8 2020 +
  • Now Garm howls loud | before Gnipahellir,
  • The fetters will burst, | and the wolf run free;
  • Much do I know, | and more can see
  • Of the fate of the gods, | the mighty in fight.

--

  • From the east comes Hrym | with shield held high;
  • In giant-wrath | does the serpent writhe;
  • O'er the waves he twists, | and the tawny eagle
  • Gnaws corpses screaming; | Naglfar is loose.
may 7 2020 ∞
may 8 2020 +
  • The moon's reflected on the river a few feet away,
  • A lantern shines in the night near the third watch.
  • On the sand, egrets sleep, peacefully curled together,
  • Behind the boat I hear the splash of jumping fish.
may 7 2020 ∞
may 7 2020 +
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  • twihard
  • Aly & AJ stan
  • a good title sequence; American Gods, Jessica Jones, Altered Carbon (+ Halt and Catch Fire, Westworld, which I haven't even watched yet, but I love the titles wow)
  • androids, synthetic humans, conscious machines, Detroit: Become Human
  • antique & renaissance art, mythological and historical paintings, romantic oil paintings of nature and wildlife, animalier, 17th-19th century landscapes; John William Waterhouse, the von Wright brothers, Edwin Landseer, Ivan Shishkin, Louis Douzette, Hudson River School (you get the concept)
  • some contemporary art, such as Petri Ala-Maunus
  • browsing through Unsplash is my favourite hobby
  • the beautiful and mildly unsettling photo...
may 8 2020 ∞
may 24 2020 +
  • "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

--

  • "Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."

--

  • "All good things are wild and free."

--

  • "Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh."

--

may 8 2020 ∞
may 8 2020 +
  • "Evil is Evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it makes no difference. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I’m not a pious hermit. I haven't done only good in my life. But if I’m to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all."
may 7 2020 ∞
may 8 2020 +
  • "Stand and face me, my love,
  • and scatter the grace in your eyes."

--

  • "Someone, I tell you, in another time will remember us."

--

  • "Love shook my heart
  • Like the wind on the mountain
  • rushing over the oak trees."
may 7 2020 ∞
may 8 2020 +
  • I shot an arrow into the air,
  • It fell to earth, I knew not where;
  • For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
  • Could not follow it in its flight.

--

  • I breathed a song into the air,
  • It fell to earth, I knew not where;
  • For who has sight so keen and strong,
  • That it can follow the flight of song?

--

  • Long, long afterward, in an oak
  • I found the arrow, still unbroke;
  • And the song, from beginning to end,
  • I found again in the heart of a friend.
may 7 2020 ∞
may 8 2020 +
  • Life, believe, is not a dream
  • So dark as sages say;
  • Oft a little morning rain
  • Foretells a pleasant day.
  • Sometimes there are clouds of gloom,
  • But these are transient all;
  • If the shower will make the roses bloom,
  • O why lament its fall?
may 7 2020 ∞
may 7 2020 +
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  • Pylades: I’ll take care of you.
  • Orestes: It’s rotten work.
  • Pylades: Not to me. Not if it’s you.

⸺ Orestes by Euripides, as translated by Anne Carson

  • "We are not the first mortals to see beauty in what is beautiful."

⸺ Theocritus on the love of Heracles and Hylas

  • "Look, still is the sea and still are the breezes; but the pain in my heart is not still."

⸺ Theocritus, Idyll 2

  • "While there's life there’s hope, and only the dead have none."

⸺ Theocritus, Idyll 4

  • "Go then if you must, but remember, no ma...
may 12 2020 ∞
may 12 2020 +
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  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  • Electra by Sophocles
  • Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • Outline by Rachel Cusk
  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Sudenmorsian - Aino Kallas
  • The Family of the Vourdalak by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  • Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
  • Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
may 8 2020 ∞
jul 9 2020 +
  • baby's-breath / Gypsophila
  • foxgloves / Digitalis
  • hawthorn / Crataegus
  • heather / Calluna vulgaris
  • mulberries / Morus
  • pennywort / Anemone hepatica
  • silver birch / Betula Pendula
  • sycamores / various
  • vervain / Verbena
may 20 2020 ∞
jun 9 2020 +
  • "Your quiet's not a fault to weed out."

⸺ Wilsen, Feeling Fancy

  • "She's got willow boughs in the bed of her truck
  • She'll never drink again."

⸺ Henry Jamison, Sunlit Juice

  • "And it feels like a shadow at about 5am
  • When the streets are so empty and the fragile can't pretend
  • Get me out of the sink, get me back to the trees
  • If this dream wasn't happening would it still feel as real."

⸺ Lo-Fang, #88

  • "He's only truly happy at the precipice."

⸺ The Zolas, Escape Artist

may 14 2020 ∞
jun 9 2020 +
  • "What a weakly thing is this heart of ours."

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  • "Somehow there is always a charm about even the most impromptu and careless sayings of the men of bygone days."

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  • "So everything is grief until at length the green leaves come."

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  • "There is no such quiet bliss as to wander in secluded spots where grass is green and water is clear."
may 7 2020 ∞
may 8 2020 +
  • He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
  • Close to the sun in lonely lands,
  • Ring'd with the azure world, he stands.

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  • The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
  • He watches from his mountain walls,
  • And like a thunderbolt he falls.
may 7 2020 ∞
may 8 2020 +
  • "If a man has not discovered something he will die for, he is not fit to live."

--

  • "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

--

  • "Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals."
may 8 2020 ∞
may 8 2020 +
  • When you are so full of sorrow
  • that you can't walk, can't cry anymore,
  • think about the green foliage that sparkles after
  • the rain. When the daylight exhausts you, when
  • you hope a final night will cover the world,
  • think about the awakening of a young child.
may 7 2020 ∞
may 7 2020 +
  • By its own nature
  • It towers above
  • The tangle of rivers
  • Don’t say it’s a lot of dirt
  • Piled high
  • Without end the mist of dawn
  • The evening cloud
  • Draw their shadows across it
  • From the four directions
  • You can look up and see it
  • Green and steep and wild.
may 7 2020 ∞
may 7 2020 +
  • Watching the river
  • through a window of trees...
  • spring rain falls
may 7 2020 ∞
may 7 2020 +