broad-beamed, bound by its hawser
and anchored fast. Boar-shapes flashed
above their cheek-guards, the brightly forged
work of goldsmiths, watching over
those stern-faced men. They marched in step,
hurrying on till the timbered hall
rose before them, radiant with gold.
Nobody on earth knew of another
building like it. Majesty lodged there,
its light shone over many lands.
So their gallant escort guided them
to that dazzling stronghold and indicated
the shortest way to it; then the noble warrior
wheeled on his horse and spoke these words:
“It is time for me to go. May the Almighty
Father keep you and in His kindness
watch over your exploits. I’m away to the sea,
Back on alert against enemy raiders."
— Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney (via fuckyeahvikingsandcelts)
I played dress-up last night. I bought this dress about fifteen years ago in Stockholm from the best dressmaker ever. The Sunglasses belong to my sweet daughter and this is what my hair looks like when I don’t wash it for three days.
Happy birthday to Nikola Tesla, and Happy Nikola Tesla Day to you!
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)
Scientist and Inventor. The Genius Who Lit the World
Pen and Ink art by DeviantArt user mattridgway.
July 6th 1907: Frida Kahlo born
On this day in 1907, the Mexican surrealist artist Frida Kahlo was born. Her birth name was Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón. Kahlo was best known for her self portraits and her marriage to fellow Mexican artist Diego Rivera. The couple were communists and famously befriended Leon Trotsky while he hid from Joseph Stalin’s regime in Mexico. She died in 1954 aged 47.
"I was born a bitch. I was born a painter."
Look at those flitting ghosts.
From Puck on Pegasus, by Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell, illustrated by John Leech, John Tenniel et al, London, 1868.
235 years ago on June 28, 1778, Molly Pitcher, the legendary heroine of the American Revolution, is said to have participated in the Battle of Monmouth. This is a copy of the engraving by J.C. Armytage after Alonzo Chappel.
But who was Molly Pitcher? See Will the Real Molly Pitcher Please Stand Up? via the National Archives’ Prologue Magazine.
I am a misanthropic cunt.
Theater ~ Yaroslav Gerzhedovich
Thomas Maybank ~ Nymphidia: Or The Court Of Fairy