I say to the doctor questioning me: “Imagine I have a living butterfly imprisoned in my cheek, whose brown wings extend beyond my lower eyelid and are continually beating along the rim of my eye.”
He does not smile but knits his brows.
I smile and add: “We must not kill it; we must free it.”–
D’Annunzio wrote “Notturno” during several months in total darkness, eye-bandaged with near blindness and suffering infirmity from a plane crash in 1921. It was written on strips of paper which his daughter lovingly cut for him and the two of them stitched the poem together when he was healed. D’Annunzio compared it to the practice of the way the Sibyls wrote brief auguries on leaves scattered by the winds of fate.
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Unusual Victorian Renaissance revival hexagonal terrarium. English, Circa 1860-70
The six canted glass sides of the top and bottom section all framed with well carved moldings and details including gothic arches. The collection of rare plants from all over the world was a popular pastime as well as a serious pursuit. Easier travel advanced the sciences, especially botany. “Collectors” would show off their field specimens and treasures at home in these specially made, often elaborate, display cases. The terrarium is a direct descendent of the Wardian case (invented 1829 by Dr. Nathaniel Ward) which can closely replicate the Earth’s water cycle, trapping and recycling the available moisture and encouraging growth.
Each year we spend billions of dollars subsidizing profits at large international corporations because they refuse to pay their workers a living wage. It is not fair that taxpayers are footing the bill because these companies’ full-time workers are paid poverty wages and require public assistance just to be able to afford their rent and feed their families.
If these corporations won’t take action, then we will fight for their workers. Click here to tell Congress to raise the minimum wage: http://afsc.me/1nJkgBK
Bottom line: If you don’t think gigantic fast-food chains should have to pay their employees fairly, then you’re happy footing the bill for them.
Meanwhile at the Florida gunshow…. you can meet a child murderer turned celebrity. This is the sad world we live in.
WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK
is this real
never forget that australias first ever winter olympics gold was won because the guy was coming dead last and everyone in front of him fell over
It gets even better when you realize that was his entire strategy.
"I was the oldest bloke in the field and I knew that, skating four races back to back, I wasn’t going to have any petrol left in the tank. So there was no point in getting there and mixing it up because I was going to be in last place anyway. So I might as well stay out of the way and be in last place and hope that some people get tangled up."
this is how i get through life
Whenever I see one of those ridiculous “who would win in a fight, Superman or Batman” things, this is the first thing I think of. This is them, after a fight. Superman cries, Batman is too emotional to even talk to him. :3
I mean seriously, why would they fight, they’re best friends.
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- me at restaurants:
- me at the mountains:
- me at the beach:
- me at family parties:
- me at school:
- me in hell: