to a forest. When it does, be braver than I was. Just leave.
Take only what you can carry. No tears, no second thoughts.
You have hands like tinder boxes, the smallest spark
will kill you.
Get in the car. Take water to the maps. Avoid gas stations.
Don’t look at the flames dancing in the rear view mirror.
Go to new cities, climb on the rooftops and slow dance with
your coldest memories. Wallpaper your new home with every
dusty, desperate love letter you swore you’d never send.
Find a stranger with sharp edges and uncharted hips.
Press your stories into their skin and forget you ever knew
his name. Just promise you won’t think of embers or smoke.
Even when there is ash in your hair. Even when there is soot
in your lungs."
— To Girls Like Me, With Hearts Like Kindling, Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)
— Kurt Vonnegut
three blind mice . K. R. Olberg
Hand painted Ukranian Easter eggs
National Geographic | April 1972
Ring with Castle maybe Italian, 2nd Half of 16th century
Bottled History by Commoner
“Ray Gascoigne has spent a lifetime at sea as a shipwright and sea merchant. His memories and love for ships are made physical through miniatures he constructs with extreme care within old whisky bottles. Over the past 60 years he has built hundreds of replicas of ships from the past and present of maritime legend. Many were built at sea, in the lonely cabin hours of night, and Ray (now 85) continues his craft on land today” (watch video).
My favourite magasine
my stunning secret weapon to being clear-minded
purplefigtree: Astrolabe, Isfahan, Iran, 1667, made by Khalil (Muhammad) son of Husayn ‘Ali, and decorated by Muhammad Mahdi son of Amin of Yazd.