Tag: Talisman

Céladon

Celadon refers to both a colour and a type of glaze typical to China (Chinese: qingci青瓷, literally “green porcelain”) and the Far East. This green or translucent blue-gray glaze is especially popular in Asia, as it replicates the color of jade, the sacred stone.

Umibe no Onnanoko

This town had a small beach that doesn’t get much traffic, even in summer, and I used to enjoy walking along it, looking for stuff. Burn-out fireworks, seaweed, a child’s hat blown off by the wind… I hardly ever found what I was looking for, but maybe I never really expected to find anything in […]

Telle que tu naquis dans la lumière hellène

Just the way you were born in the Hellenic light You stir up the sea, you make the primrose blush, The spinning universe ennivrers at your breath And the womb of a child shelters you entirely. – Pierre Louÿs – Aphrodite –

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; […] Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find Thee sitting careless on a granary floor, Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind; – John Keats – To Autumn –

Evolution

It is the power of faith that differentiates authentic Indigenous art from contemporary Indigenous crafts – Froelich Rainey – My “faith”, if there is such a thing, resides in Nature. If there is one thing I worship, it is the pure, inner power of Nature. Its beauties never cease to humble me. I try to […]

The girl in the window

It was a deep, comfortable room […] The long windows looked out upon the lawns, and beyond the lawns to the distant shimmer of the sea.There was an old, quiet smell about the room, as though the air in it was little changed, for all the sweet lilac scent and roses brought to it throughout […]

Black Orchid

Something’s missing… Flowers half stare from cool, familiar faces. A slow deep place, the garden. This is where I come from… Where do I go? – Neil Gaiman – Black Orchid –

Midsummer

Out of this wood do not desire to go: Thou shalt remain here, whether thou wilt or no. I am a spirit of no common rate; The summer still doth tend upon my state; And I do love thee: therefore, go with me; I’ll give thee fairies to attend on thee, And they shall fetch […]

Walpurgisnacht

Today is Walpurgisnacht, which also happens to mark the anniversary of under the pyramids. Today, under the pyramids turned four. And tomorrow, we will have a GIVE△W△Y to celebrate it!

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 […]

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