William Blake’s Pity (c. 1795), color print finished in pen and watercolor, inspired by Act I, scene vii of Shakespeare’s Macbeth x
Happy Birthday William.
Polymita picta, the stunning Cuban painted snail. Sadly, these snails are currently endangered due to the high demand for their gorgeously colored shells.
Source: The Featured Creature
love these guys - look just like candy!
This week, Gemma found us some Newly Discovered Constellations!
(Clay pot made by a 5 year old)
“ I tell you I must go!" I retorted, roused to something like passion. "Do you think I can stay to become nothing to you? Do you think I am an automaton?—a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!—I have as much soul as you,—and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh;—it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God’s feet, equal,—as we are! ”
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (via harry-crewe)
All time love for this book.
“ "I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy–my better self–my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.” ”bramblebun)
“ I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. ”
Charlotte Brontë (via bibliophilebunny)
Happy Birthday Girl.