R. Hiyya bar Abba said that R. Yohanan said: What is (the meaning of) that which is written: “He who guards the fig tree shall eat its fruit” (Prov. 27:18)? Why were matters of Torah compared to a fig tree? Just as this fig tree, whenever a person searches it (for figs to eat), he finds figs in it, (as the figs on a tree do not ripen all at once, so that one can always find a recently ripened fig), so (too, with) matters of Torah. Whenever a persdon meditates upon them, he finds in them new meaning. B.T., Eruvin, 54(a-b).
you have to be an artist and a madman, a creature of infinite melancholy, with a bubble of hot poison in your loins and a super-voluptuous flame permanently aglow in your subtle spine (oh, how you have to cringe and hide!), in order to discern at once, by ineffable signs—the slightly feline outline of a cheekbone, the slenderness of a downy limbs, and other indices which despair and shame and tears of tenderness forbid me to tabulate—the little deadly demon among the wholesome children; she stands unrecognized by them and unconscious herself of her fantastic power. Nabokov
This is part of a press kit History Channel offered about Vikings.
I’m queueing this so none of you hop in on this auction, though I’m sure I shan’t win it anyway.
This was the only part of the package that intrigued me, to be honest. It seemed kinda weird to have a Vikings logo on a cross. Shouldn’t this be a mjollnir, I thought, then I was like, oh yeh. Athelstan.
The whole idea kinda vaguely reminded me of Bathory’s “One Rode to Asa Bay” video. Like a lot of the classic metal band vids of that time it’s sadly all kinds of boring/home movie-esque. The focus seems to mostly be on folk in period costuming, but the main focus is always on what is around the various character’s necks; we’re clearly supposed to side with the mjollnir wearers, but the cross wearers are taking over their territory.
Rael here. Saggitarius w. Pisces rising. ᏣᎳᎩ on my dad's side, British/Swedish/euromutt on my mum's. Singer/songwriter, player of guitar and bowed psaltery. Editrix of Alphabitch Afterbirth zine and VJ on channel 15 VCAM Burlington's "PostMortem Espresso" music show. I am a bearded bisexual BBW who has lived in a multitude of places and enjoys posting updates from all of them. I enjoy musick, majik, poetry, & gratuitous pics of kawaii things and little kittycats. (warning- Rael's tumblr is Not Safe for Work! contains nekkid ppls, tripedelic images, scary pics of cemeteries, skeletons and occasional gore. Oh, and SATAN! \m/ )