|Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. |
-- Jeanette Winterson (via mirroir)
|Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. |
-- Plato (via kushandwizdom)
Some heather fading into autumn, with Old Man of Storr and Needle rock fading into clouds behind.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
|Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart. |
-- C.S. Lewis (via sexual-feelings)
Box with shell, c.1600-25, England, silver and scallop shell, Ashmolean Museum.
From the Ashmolean:
This is the only silver box of this form known to incorporate a real shell. Claw and ball feet and lion’s mask handles occur as early as 1589.
Petra, Jordan. Photo © Arturo Lavín.