Howl (ハウル) // A mysterious, reclusive wizard known for being very flamboyant and wicked.
Congrats to Andrew, who joins the ensemble at this evening’s performance.
2nd promotional image released of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies featuring Thranduil & Gandalf
‘“I believe I would like to see your friend Mr. Crawford.”
"The world is full", said Jerott wearily, "of people who might have wanted to meet Francis Crawford, and who are going to be disappointed."’
Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering consciousness?
You take a breath, deep from the bottom of your lungs and sit there. Book in both hands, your head staring down at the cover, back page or wall in front of you.
You’re grateful, thoughtful, pensive. You feel like a piece of you was just gained and lost. You’ve just experienced something deep, something intimate… Full from the experience, the connection, the richness that comes after digesting another soul.
It’s no surprise that readers are better people. Having experienced someone else’s life through abstract eyes, they’ve learned what it’s like to leave their bodies and see the world through other frames of reference. They have access to hundreds of souls, and the collected wisdom of all them.
Beautiful read on why readers are, “scientifically,” the best people to date.
Perhaps Kafka’s timeless contention that books are "the axe for the frozen sea inside us" applies equally to the frozen sea between us.
Period Drama Meme: 5 Deaths | Beth March
"There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.”
Period Drama Meme: 4 Villains | Mr. Preston & Hyacinth
(Yes I know Hyacinth isn’t a “villain” in the usual sense. I don’t care.)
"Indeed! I am truly glad to hear it. I always always fond of Osborne; and, do you know, I never really took to Roger; I respected him and all that, of course. But to compare him with Mr. Henderson! Mr. Henderson is so handsome and well-bred, and gets all his gloves from Houbigant!”
"He says often enough he does not care what he does so that he gets me to be his wife; and that after that he is sure he can make me love him."
It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Did I sing? At the dinner dance? Gee!
Webster questioning a German about the local concentration camp