• We’re singing Morton Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium and Bach’s Magnificat in choir
  • I’m singing my first Italian aria, Traetta’s “Ombra cara, amorosa” as well as “Green Finch and LInnet Bird” from Sweeney Todd in my Applied Music class
  • We’re reading Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Octavia Butler’s Kindred in my English 1C class

I’m jealous of myself

see, the thing about threading
and waxing
and 100 squat challenges, is -
we are taught to suffer for good things,
to work ourselves thin,
discomfort is temporary and the rewards worth it;
we are taught to defy our instincts,
we are taught not to flinch
when something burns our skin;
to stay perfectly still,
until we are perfectly pretty;
pain is how you know you’re alive;
sore is the new sexy.

m.v., why doesn’t she just leave him.  (via findingwordsforthoughts)

pearl-nautilus:

DORRIE NOSSITER 1893-1977 Arts & Crafts Clip Brooch Silver, gold, sapphire, tourmaline & moonstone Length: 7.3cm Width: 4.6cm English. Circa 1930 Original case the silk marked: Dorrie Nossiter, 40 Parliament Hill Mans

pearl-nautilus:

DORRIE NOSSITER 1893-1977 Arts & Crafts Clip Brooch Silver, gold, sapphire, tourmaline & moonstone Length: 7.3cm Width: 4.6cm English. Circa 1930 Original case the silk marked: Dorrie Nossiter, 40 Parliament Hill Mans

libutron:

Swallow-tailed Hummingbird - Eupetomena macroura
With up to 16.5 cm long and 17.8 cm wingspan, Eupetomena macroura (Apodiformes - Trochilidae) is one of the largest hummingbirds in the world.
As its common name suggests, the Swallow-tailed Hummingbird, has long forked tail, and exhibits a beautiful coloration pattern with blue, purple, green, white, black and brown. While widespread in South America, the main range of the species is the Caatinga and Cerrado of Brazil.
Photo credit: ©Vivek Tiwari | Locality: Boa Nova, Bahia, Brazil (2011)

libutron:

Swallow-tailed Hummingbird - Eupetomena macroura

With up to 16.5 cm long and 17.8 cm wingspan, Eupetomena macroura (Apodiformes - Trochilidae) is one of the largest hummingbirds in the world.

As its common name suggests, the Swallow-tailed Hummingbird, has long forked tail, and exhibits a beautiful coloration pattern with blue, purple, green, white, black and brown. While widespread in South America, the main range of the species is the Caatinga and Cerrado of Brazil.

Photo credit: ©Vivek Tiwari | Locality: Boa Nova, Bahia, Brazil (2011)

nslm1954:

Hawk Made of Silk, Part of an Album of Wood Block Prints, Ink and Color on Paper

nslm1954:

Hawk Made of Silk, Part of an Album of Wood Block Prints, Ink and Color on Paper

old horror movies

character: oh my god, there's something wrong with our pet!

animal: mismatched snarling sound effects

[a stuffed animal is thrown at the actor, who wrestles with it before throwing it off]

animal: relaxed, waiting for a treat

animal: eyes glow ominously

dailybirdbeast:

anguiculus:

I LIKE BIRDS AND I LIKE MOTHS SO I MUSHED THEM TOGETHER INTO ONe…thing
(whiskered treeswift, long-tailed tit, blue nuthatch, & brassy-breasted tanager on generic sphingidae-shaped bodies if you were curious!!)

Some STYLISTICALLY BOSS mothbirdbeasts!!! You would not believe the noises I made when this turned up in the tag.

YES

dailybirdbeast:

anguiculus:

I LIKE BIRDS AND I LIKE MOTHS SO I MUSHED THEM TOGETHER INTO ONe…thing

(whiskered treeswift, long-tailed tit, blue nuthatch, & brassy-breasted tanager on generic sphingidae-shaped bodies if you were curious!!)

Some STYLISTICALLY BOSS mothbirdbeasts!!! You would not believe the noises I made when this turned up in the tag.

YES