FORNASETTI T&V Tema e Variazioni Wall Plate 371 - Made in Italy - BNIB ebay monique2722
Clarice Lispector, from “Where Were You at Night”, Soulstorm: Stories (tr. Alexis Levitin)
Antique “Lover’s Eye” jewelry
In the 19th-Century, giving your lover a piece of jewelry featuring a painting of your eye was very popular. It was seen as an intimate gesture and a way of flirting discreetly. Because it was just the eye, someone could wear the jewelry without giving away that they were having an affair because it didn’t reveal the person’s identity. They first became popular around the time of the French Revolution. It was like giving your lover a part of yourself.
Clarice Lispector, from “Miss Algrave”, Soulstorm: Stories (tr. Alexis Levitin)
Sylvia Plath, from The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
Percy Bysshe Shelley, from “Peter Bell the Third” dedication (published in 1839)
“Sometimes the desire to be lost again, as long ago, comes over me like a vapor. With growth into adulthood, responsibilities claimed me, so many heavy coats. I didn’t choose them, I don’t fault them, but it took time to reject them. Now in the spring I kneel, I put my face into the packets of violets, the dampness, the freshness, the sense of ever-ness. Something is wrong, I know it, if I don’t keep my attention on eternity. May I be the tiniest nail in the house of the universe, tiny but useful. May I stay forever in the stream. May I look down upon the windflower and the bull thistle and the coreopsis with the greatest respect.”
— Mary Oliver, from Upstream: Selected Essays
Thank you so much Sara♡
Keira Knightley ♡
✨the queen herself✨
Thank you dear, Viola is so incredibly talented, I love her♡
Thank you so much dear, I love Catherine! I can’t wait to see her as Morticia Addams!
Clarice Lispector ― The Hour of the Star