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It will rise in perfect light

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. – Sarah Williams – The Old Astronomer –

Les désenchantées

In the afternoon they brought me silk blouses, lace, fans, jewellery. Then, I asked to be left alone in my room. I simply wanted to try to see clearly within myself. – Pierre Loti – Les désenchantées –

Nox atrâ cava circumvolat umbrâ

Nox atrâ cava circumvolat Umbrâ We walk to the heart of the city, the dark night envelops us in its vast shadows – Virgil – Aeneid, book II –

Ligeia

There is one dear topic, however, on which my memory fails me not. It is the person of Ligeia […] She came and departed as a shadow. [Her face] was the radiance of an opium-dream, an airy and spirit-lifting vision […] Yet her features were not of that regular mould which we have been falsely […]

Winter Solstice

For the Northern Hemisphere, the moment of Winter Solstice is when the sun’s elevation with respect to the North Pole is at its most negative value since the previous December. The hemisphere has its longest night and shortest day around the moment of solstice, with the night within the Arctic being 24 hours long. – […]

Crystals and candles

In the center of the ceiling was suspended a crystal quartz chandelier, and when its sixty candles threw their light here and there, its facetted pendants, its balls, its pyramids, its reversed scallops, sparkled with all the prism colours. – Étienne-Léon De Lamothe-Langon – Cagliostro ou l’intrigant et le cardinal –

:Of the Triangle and the Moon:

Blackened days and silver nights / Golden lanterns flaming lights The blur of things and fight of dreams / The pain and tears and lack of faith A thousand stars a thousand stars / Chants and runes and secrecy I came as the lamb and return as the lion / Tonight it burns and burn […]

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