Saturday, March 12, 2011

Finito my darling.


Ending a blog feels rather strange. I wish that I could create that concluding feeling that comes when closing a wonderfully cathartic book. But instead I'll just publish an ending post and tell you many thanks for following me. I'm sure I'll go stir crazy on my next adventure or become besotted with a photograph of some lovely flower with a snarky subtitle within the week...and then I'll be in need of another universal communication emotion expressing device. So drop me a line at sarahsh89@gmail.com if you'd like me to keep you in mind for my next online adventure, and I shall.


Friday, March 11, 2011

let

an adventure


“an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. an inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” – g.k. chesterton 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

hmm.


"She was bored. She loved, had capacity to love, for love, to give and accept love. Only she tried twice and failed twice to find somebody not just strong enough to deserve it, earn it, match it, but even brave enough to accept it." 
-William Faulkner

it makes me smile






"Why did you do all this for me?" he asked. "I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing." 
-Charlotte's Web

even

Friday, March 4, 2011









hits it



Noah: You're bored Allie. You're bored and you know it. You wouldn't be here if there wasn't something missing.
Allie: You arrogant son of a bitch.
Noah: Would you just stay with me?
Allie: Stay with you? What for? Look at us, we're already fightin'
Noah: Well that's what we do, we fight... You tell me when I am being an arrogant son of a bitch and I tell you when you are a pain in the ass. Which you are, 99% of the time. I'm not afraid to hurt your feelings. You have like a 2 second rebound rate, then you're back doing the next pain-in-the-ass thing.
Allie: So what?
Noah: So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me, every day. Will you do something for me, please? Just picture your life for me? 30 years from now, 40 years from now? What's it look like? If it's with him, go. Go! I lost you once, I think I can do it again. If I thought that's what you really wanted. But don't you take the easy way out.
Allie:: What easy way? There is no easy way, no matter what I do, somebody gets hurt.
Noah: Would you stop thinking about what everyone wants? Stop thinking about what I want, what he wants, what your parents want. What do YOU want? What do you WANT? 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Need-love says of a woman, "I cannot live without her"; Gift-love longs to give her happiness, comfort, protection...appreciative love gazes and holds its breath and is silent, rejoices that such a wonder should exist even if not for him, will not be wholly dejected by losing her, would rather have it so than never to have seen her at all." 
-C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

jewel tones




oneday


"One day, when I am a braver man, I will tell her these things, and then I will look her in the eye tell her I love her and ask her to be only mine. But until that day, we're just friends."
-Charlie Huston





snippet

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

la la la la love

thedame:

jay3jr:


JIM: Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do, which was just to… wait. Don’t get me wrong, I flirted with her. Pam, I can now admit, in front of friends and family, that I do know how to make a photocopy. Didn’t need your help that many times. And, uh, do you remember how long it took you to teach me how to drive stick?
PAM: Like, a year.
JIM: I’ve been driving stick since high school. For a really long time, that’s all I had. I just had little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl who I worked with. But, I think, even then, I knew that… I was waiting for my wife.

Hopeless Romantic Blog ‘11.

Ok, my cold, frozen heart just melted…

JIM: Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do, which was just to… wait. Don’t get me wrong, I flirted with her. Pam, I can now admit, in front of friends and family, that I do know how to make a photocopy. Didn’t need your help that many times. And, uh, do you remember how long it took you to teach me how to drive stick?

PAM: Like, a year.

JIM: I’ve been driving stick since high school. For a really long time, that’s all I had. I just had little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl who I worked with. But, I think, even then, I knew that… I was waiting for my wife.

l'art

I had an assignment in my French course to take a virtual tour of a French museum. I chose le musee du Louvre, and must say I found it wonderfully lovely to stroll through the site without other people's heads blocking my view and being free to zoom as much as I wanted. Then using the handy dandy google to find it's meaning or background information. I preferred art about Greek mythology but there is so much history and fiction to be discovered all over. I definitely recommend a trip to Le Louvre if you have a minute.


This is an image of Canova's 'Cupid and Psyche' taken from the Louvre Museum in Paris. I absolutely adore this, and I mean it's in the spirit of Valentine's day.


and to add a taste of bitterness, a portrait of Psyche after Cupid breaks her heart. I think the sadness in her eyes is captured so beautifully.

Their story:

Once upon a time there was a king with three daughters. They were all beautiful, but by far the most beautiful was the youngest, Psyche. She was so beautiful that people began to neglect the worship of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Venus was very jealous, and asked her son Cupid (the boy with the arrows) to make Psyche fall in love with a horrible monster. When he saw how beautiful she was, Cupid dropped the arrow meant for her and pricked himself, and fell in love with her.

Despite her great beauty no-one wanted to marry Psyche. Her parents consulted an oracle, and were told that she was destined to marry a monster, and they were to take her to the top of a mountain and leave her there. The west wind took her and wafted her away to a palace, where she was waited on by invisible servants. When night came her new husband visited her, and told her that he would always visit her by night and she must never try to see him.

Although her invisible husband was kind and gentle with her, and the invisible servants attended to her every desire, Psyche grew homesick. She persuaded her husband to allow her sisters to visit her. When they saw how she lived they became very jealous and talked Psyche into peeking at her husband, saying that he was a monster who was fattening her up to be eaten and that her only chance of safety was to kill him. Psyche took a lamp and a knife, but when she saw her beautiful husband, Cupid, she was so surprised she dripped some hot wax onto his shoulder, waking him. He took in the situation at a glance and immediately left Psyche and the magnificent palace she had been living in disappeared in a puff of smoke.

Psyche roamed about looking for her husband, and eventually in desperation approached his mother, Venus. Still angry, the goddess set various tasks for Psyche, all of which she passed, with a bit of help from ants and river gods. At last Cupid found out what was going on, and he persuaded Jupiter to order Venus to stop her persecution of Psyche. Then they were married and lived happily ever after - and it really was ever after since Psyche was made a goddess.
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