I am no bird; I am burnt saltwater mixed with air

Courtney | 21 | ♏ | INFP | Amor Fati | Φ

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth, are never alone or weary of life.

Rachel Carson


Two thousand and forty four years ago today, August 1st, in 30 B.C., Marc Antony committed suicide by falling on his own sword. He had suffered serious desertions among his troops the day before during the Battle of Alexandria and, despite an early victory, the desertions proved too much and he was ultimately defeated. After returning to Alexandria, he received false information that his wife, Cleopatra VII, had already taken her own life.

After he stabbed himself he was told she wasn’t really dead, and he was taken to her where she was in hiding with her ladies in her mausoleum. Unfortunately the doors were barred and the dying man had to be hauled up to her through a window. He survived for only a few minutes after he reached her, and died in Cleopatra’s arms.

Cleopatra herself would take her own life eleven days later, and their three children were taken to Rome to be raised by Antony’s third wife, Octavia. With Cleopatra’s death, and the subsequent murder of her eldest son, Caesarion, Egypt became a Roman Province.

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
—Buddha  (via elige)


The Dumbbell Nebula

Image Credit: Robert Lockwood

憂鬱な人に言いたいことはただ一つ。 「遠くをごらんなさい」。
憂鬱な人はほとんどみんな、読みすぎなのだ。 人間の眼はこんな近距離を長く見られるようには出来ていないのだ。
夜空や水平線をながめている時、眼はまったくくつろぎを得ている。 眼がくつろぎを得る時、思考は自由となり、歩調はいちだんと落ち着いてくる。 前進の緊張がほぐれて、腹の底まで柔らかくなる。 自分のちからで柔らかくしようとしてもだめなのだ。
—「幸福論」 著:アラン/訳:神谷幹夫/岩波書店 p.172 (via poochin)


I think pixel art, will always be my favorite. Without a doubt!!


In the Salle des Caryatides


Siena Cathedral
Siena, Italy
by Hanna Taylor


As an art student, you’re hit over the head repeatedly with Renaissance art, so I’ve gotten a little tired of it, but something I’m not tired of is the seemingly impossible naturalistic detail attained from stone and a chisel back then.


get to know me -  [6/5] tv shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer.