Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a leaf from the Missal of William Melreth. This sumptuous book was made in England, possibly London, in 1446. It is lavishly illustrated, and also beautifully written. On this page we see a bishop blessing the faithful.
Image source: British Library MS Arundel 109. Image declared as public domain on the British Library website.
Image source: British Library MS Arundel 109.
After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises …
After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
—Jorge Luis Borges, from “You Learn” (via oofpoetry)
These are your kids on books
The Hunger Cakes
ca. 1840-60, [daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman leaning dramatically across a table, with a woman sitting politely beside him]
HIS SASS JUST REACHED OUT THROUGH THE COMPUTER SCREEN AND SMACKED ME ACROSS THE FACE WHILE SNAPPING IN A Z FORMATION AND TWIRLING BACK INTO THE PAGES OF HISTORY.
It’s like he cha-cha’d real smooth into the frame.
that was the best description. yes. SHE LOOKS SO UNCOMFORTABLE LIKE SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON.