8.14.18// Hell, he was never going to find a four-leaf clover at the rate he was going. He had never been one of the lucky few who spotted the goddamn weeds at first glance. This frustrated him, to his final limits, and past his breaking point. Hot tears streamed down his face, distraught with his own rotten luck. It was no use. He might as well have been born on April Fool’s Day because the title befitted him. He was the biggest fool for believing he could be anything but the person he was. The cold, hard fact caused him to grit his teeth until they felt like shattering, and pinch his nails into his nail beds until they left ugly crescent marks on his smooth skin. His eyes, most likely bloodshot with scarlet, lingered, a second too long, on his quivering hands that desired to be balled into tight fists. His shallow breathing quickly turned to heavy hyperventilating, and before he could stop himself, volatile substances escaped his pink lips.. He expertly placed his hands on his intentionally-bed head mane and screamed out his animal-like squeals. And he did it again, and again, until his body felt too weak to stand up straight ... so he got back down on his grass-stained knees and resumed looking for his four-leaf clover
I both adored this book and occasionally wanted to throw it across the room. There is something beautiful about being able to name all the ingredients you use to clean your house, clothes and dishes, and something even more earthy about knowing your herbs for everything from teas to dyeing and I loved that I got to learn so much. But...I don't entirely understand the antipathy to modern (or more modernly used) chemicals. What's wrong with ammonia? Isn't it also good that we no longer have to pretreat our clothes with toxic chemicals like verdigris (even homemade verdigris)? Why should I try to obtain authentic oakmoss extract when we have since learned (since the days of fine chypre perfumes of the 20s) it is a proven skin irritant and allergen? It's not actually healthy to brush your teeth every day with baking soda because it's an abrasive and will damage the enamel. Mixing white vinegar, an acid, with baking soda, a base, will neutralize the pH and some of the benefits. Not everything modern is bad and not everything traditional is good. That said, this is going in a place of honor on my shelf because I adore how much information is in here and how easy she makes it sound to dye my own fabric and make traditional British goods for the holidays, let alone the appendices of magical correspondences. The nerd in me always wants to see more footnotes (what are your sources!) but there is a short bibliography in the back for the interested. I may not always agree, but I can't say I didn't love it, because I did. #bookrecommendation#book#witchesofinstagram#greenwitch#witch#witchcraft#hearthwitch#kitchenwitch#hedgewitch#thehearthwitchscompendium#musing#naturalliving
I look out the window
Trying to paint the glass with the colour of sun rays
Beautiful may I say, what it might looks like
For only I managed to do so
But as reality portray the true meaning of epiphany
So failure due to my action
I can accept
For I won't be able to create a masterpiece
When the colour only exist in the glimpse of morning
Aeta yokatta nante tottemo ienai, datte, ima mo owatte nai. Ano hi kara kokoro ga zutto sakendeita, naze anata ni sono sakebigoe ga todokanai darou? Mou aenai to wakattemo, mou atashitachi no kankei wa owattato shitte mo, ano yasuraka no mainichi ni modoritai. Atashi no irubeki Basho, atashi no sukui, atashi no hottosuru basho, atashiga atashi de irareru basho, yasashii yasashii taisetsuna iie datta. Sono yasuragi wo dou yatte wasureru koto ga dekiru? Anata ni wa mou dekita mitai kedo... Anata ga hanareta kara mou ninen ni natteru, mada kizuguchi ga hiraita mama desu. Chi wo tomeru hou wo oshiete kudasai, mou anata no koto suki de ite mo nan ni mo naranai to wakatteru. Wakatteru kedo... Doushite kesenai...anata to no hibi, mada wasurerarenai... #nogamenolife#anime#musing#shiro#sora#darkness#fear#animequotes#animegirl#cute
The sun is setting. .. and I'm on my bed looking at the spectacular sunset through my window.
I have thoughts running on my mind
Ain't sure if it's the view which makes me to..
But it isn't easy to explain
I've a book near me and my phone
Which i tend to check often,
Checking new notification which is not likely to appear anytime.
I've mild pain on my chest off and on.
And cold tickling feelings running to my belly .
Helpless as I am, I try to move my toes to remind myself I'm okay.
I am not special or different
But i do think often
And my thoughts! Iam never good at arranging it in words.
Yes im thinking about my life...! And it isn't easy to even talk about.
I know It has not been the fun smooth 'happy-go' life which I fancied it would be.
Everyday I wakes up hoping a better life
Which is never an exception with its never ending ups and down.
And everytime I end up reminding myself that I'm just a common being and nobody can explain life perfectly.
Even at this moment I couldn't bring up a beginning or an end to my thoughts
All i can do is convince myself once again that I am trap in a beautiful mirage. :Blue_m.o.o.n 'Trap in a beautiful mirage'
“The poem also presents a kind of knowledge that is not mere information. The poem might even be quietly declaring itself to be the final repository, at least in language, of this kind of experience...in the dreamlike yet waking state it can create in us, that cautious, mysterious force from within, that gives us space to think more freely, for at least a few moments. The true meaning of a poem isn’t hidden in a textbook, or in the mind of a teacher, or expert, or even the poet who wrote it. It comes to be, each time, in the mind of each half-dreaming reader.” ~ Matthew Zapruder, Why Poetry
how is the quality of your presence? ✧
how is your presence towards yourself and your soul? how present are you being towards others around you, both humans, animals, and nature alike? how present are you towards our earth, towards existing in the human form in this universe?
you are here ✧
you are alive in this universe,
having a human experience,
be present for it ✧
you are embodied in this human life form,
don’t let life overtake you.
slow down and be truely and whole heartedly present in a moment.
be still in nature.
look at the stars more.
go out in the rain more.
swim in the ocean more.
or simply be still with yourself and love yourself for the goddess you are now. in this moment ✧
being present in your life will allow you to bring more joy and meaning to each experience. it will allow you to propel your personal growth.
so as you read this, reassess the quality of your presence.
be present in the universe.
be present to yourself.
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