“This place was truly the highest and the lowest of all worlds - the most beautiful senses, the most exquisite emotions.. the most malevolent desires, the darkest deeds. Perhaps it was meant to be so. Perhaps without the lows, the highs could not be reached.”
“That fool of a fairy Lucinda did not intend to lay a curse on me. She meant to bestow a gift. When I cried inconsolably through my first hour of life, my tears were her inspiration. Shaking her head sympathetically at Mother, the fairy touched my nose. “My gift is obedience. Ella will always be obedient. Now stop crying, child.” I stopped.” ― Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted
Love this book. Wish the film hadn’t been so pants.
John Keats, from a letter to Fanny Brawne in which he writes: “I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion - I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more - I could be martyred for my religion - Love is my religion - I could die for that.”
Redesign #9…so here’s a dress that I think may actually be my most historically correct to date — it’s practically jumped off the pages of John Peacock’s Costume: 1066 to the Present. So long, funky wooly vesty dress thing. Good riddance.