“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse”

Emperor Charles V (via renaissance-art)

Swap “car” for “horse” and…samesies!

Four years of selfies at my parents’ kitchen counter! The blue hair was a mistake but it still looked cool.
EDIT: That clock in the background is handmade by my mom! It has bonged tinnily every quarter hour for my entire life. Four years of selfies at my parents’ kitchen counter! The blue hair was a mistake but it still looked cool.
EDIT: That clock in the background is handmade by my mom! It has bonged tinnily every quarter hour for my entire life. Four years of selfies at my parents’ kitchen counter! The blue hair was a mistake but it still looked cool.
EDIT: That clock in the background is handmade by my mom! It has bonged tinnily every quarter hour for my entire life. Four years of selfies at my parents’ kitchen counter! The blue hair was a mistake but it still looked cool.
EDIT: That clock in the background is handmade by my mom! It has bonged tinnily every quarter hour for my entire life. Four years of selfies at my parents’ kitchen counter! The blue hair was a mistake but it still looked cool.
EDIT: That clock in the background is handmade by my mom! It has bonged tinnily every quarter hour for my entire life.

Four years of selfies at my parents’ kitchen counter! The blue hair was a mistake but it still looked cool.

EDIT: That clock in the background is handmade by my mom! It has bonged tinnily every quarter hour for my entire life.

“This life is not perfect. This world is not a perfect place. Sometimes it’s nice to sip a drink, and repeat yourself, among people who aren’t perfect, and don’t expect you to be perfect either. Aim low, open your heart, and let them in.”
— On making friends when you’re a crazy shut-in lady like me! via Ask Polly (via mumblesmemake)

(via esckeyes)

“I will make you shorter by the head”
— Queen Elizabeth I’s response to Councillors who disagreed with her on how to handle Mary, Queen of Scots.  (via renaissance-art)

fashionsfromhistory:

Court Presentation Ensemble

Herbert Johnson

1907

MET

I want to wear this everywhere.

(via flashbackdandies)

artofnarrative:

Margaret Rice Oxley ~ When You Do Dance I Wish You A Wave O’ the Sea ~ via

Carmina Burana, in order

Inspired by my orchestra date with theshrikeabyssal, but which was accidentally saved as a draft so long ago that she’s now changed tumblr names! ANYWHO.

  1. Were diu werlt alle min. Loud trumpets and weird German text about being in love with the Queen of England!
  2. Floret Silva, because it sounds like flowers.
  3. O Fortuna, obligatorily.
  4. Ave Formosissima, for that sweeping romantic strings part and the use of the name “Blanziflor”
  5. Veni, Veni, Venias, because of “nazaza,” the use of the jussive subjunctive, and the cadence of PUL-CHRA TI-BI FA-CI-ES (nazaza)
  6. Tanz, because it sounds like deer leaping.
  7. Fortuna plango volnera, because of creepy unison men (first emphatic, then whispery) and the cadence of VER-UM EST QUOD LE-GI-TUR
  8. Si puer cum puellula, for using the diminutive form and getting some assonance in
  9. Ecce Gratum, for the pizzicato-like vocal line that comes out in plunky water droplet notes like that one song from “Alice in Wonderland”
  10. Swaz hie gat umbe/Chume, chume. The lullaby part is my favorite. Saving it to sing to my future child
  11. Tempus est iocundum for being so damn urgent sounding and for the snappy percussion at the back of the bass solo and the, ahem, mounting tempo
  12. Chramer, gip der varwe mir. Jinglebells! Humming!
  13. In Taberna, cuz drinking!
  14. Amor volat undique. Who doesn’t like the line “conjunguntur merito”?
  15. Stetit puella, because of lovely imagery of rustling dresses.
  16. Circa Mea Pectora, which sort of reminds me of a creepy witch-chant in the Latin part, and then gets that fun girls-vs.-boys dynamic going with the German.
  17. Veris leta facies Unison? Whatever.
  18. Dulcissime, I guess, because it’s, er, exciting?
  19. Ego Sum Abbas. Pretty warbly at the beginning, and yes, about drinking, but not as good as In Taberna.
  20. Estuans interius, mehhhh.
  21. Dies Nox et Omnia. Just don’t feel that falsetto.
  22. Omnia sol temperat. Okay, just don’t feel most of the bass solos. #haterade
“It has not escaped my attention that when I wrote about a man’s emotional journey they gave me the National Book Award nomination, but when I wrote about a woman’s emotional journey, they shunted me into the “chick lit” dungeon.”
“I burned to build a great Monument, not only as its Memorial, but that it might live again.”
— Violet Oakley, “The Vision of William Penn”
Throwback Thursday: cozy in a crypt at the Père Lachaise cemetery.

Throwback Thursday: cozy in a crypt at the Père Lachaise cemetery.