there and back again, n.m.h.
i want a word for the almost-home.
that point where the highway’s monotony becomes familiar
that subway stop whose name will always wake you from day’s-end dozing
that first glimpse of the skyline
that you never loved until you left it behind.
what do you call the exit sign you see even in your dreams?
is there a name for the airport terminal you come back to,
i need a word for rounding your corner onto your street,
for seeing your city on the horizon,
for flying homewards down your highway.
give me a word for the boundary
between the world you went to see
and the small one you call your own.
i want a word for the moment you know
you’re almost home.
Pangolin and baby
Picture: AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati (via Pictures of the day: 19 June 2014 - Telegraph)
Being an author is having angels whisper in your ear— and devils, too.
Graycie Harmon (via maxkirin
“Earthlight is the partial illumination of the dark portion of the moon’s surface by light reflected from the Earth and from the Earth’s airglow. It is also known as Earthshine [or] Planetshine, the Moon’s ashen glow, or the old Moon in the new Moon’s arms.”
Jiang Pengyi (b. 1977, Yuanjiang, Hunan Province, China) - Everything Illuminates series, 2012 Photography
Rainbow Lattice Sunstone from Mud Tank in the Northern Territory, Australia
A - Z of Unusual Words
This is beautiful. It brings tears to my eyes.
An idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious. And even the smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you.
Inception (2010, Christopher Nolan)
More snow and rocks! Haven’t painted a realistic character in an environment a while! I would love to spend more time refining technique and details, but this isn’t “for” anything, so I’m gonna elect to spend my time on something more productive :P
*shakes fist at boyfriend*
Hag stones, also known as Holey Stones or Witch Stones, are stones that have a naturally occurring hole and are usually found near oceans and other bodies of water. They are said to be powerful protection talismans, and when worn or carried they protect the bearer from curses, hexes, negative spirits, and harm. They have also been used to prevent nightmares, being strung on a bedpost or placed underneath pillows. It is also believed that if you peer through the hole of the stone that you can see the Fae Folk and otherworldly entities. If one broke, it is thought to have used its power to protect a life.