- those spirits, faint and naked -

'Tis darkness all, or shadow of the flesh,
Or else it's poison.

- Dante Alighieri; The Divine Comedy

21:43 maliara:

Alexey Menshikov
20:07"I used to tear my heart on purpose and gloat over my anger." — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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20:05 psiteptotic:

María Aparicio Puentes
20:02 speciesbarocus:

Christine - Augustusburg Palace (2010).
18:16 lapitiedangereuse:

* Vladimir Nabokov, teaching his students how to read Kafka, pointed out to them that the insect into which Gregor Samsa is transformed is in fact a winged beetle, an insect that carries its wings under its armoured back, and that if Gregor had only discovered them, he would have been able to escape. And then Nabokov added: “Many a Dick and a Jane grow up like Gregor, unaware that they too have wings and can fly.”
18:06 danskjavlarna:

Speaking of gargoyles, from Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1854.

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