The Hermitage

Rima Staines is an artist using paint, wood, word,
music, animation, puppetry & story to attempt to build a gate
through the hedge between the worlds.

This will be a scrapbook of ideas, visuals to inspire,
and snippets from my own journey.

www.rimastaines.com

Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.

—Arnold Lobel (via tjonie) (via aquieterstorm) (via booklover)

wingsandfins:

Engraving of the natal scene of Mary Toft, a twenty-five year old woman who claimed to have given birth to rabbits, ca. 1726.  Eventually it was revealed as a hoax; Toft had inserted parts of rabbits inside of herself and then feigned birth.
Archives Hub: A Cabinet of Curiosities: Mary Toft

wingsandfins:

Engraving of the natal scene of Mary Toft, a twenty-five year old woman who claimed to have given birth to rabbits, ca. 1726.  Eventually it was revealed as a hoax; Toft had inserted parts of rabbits inside of herself and then feigned birth.

Archives Hub: A Cabinet of Curiosities: Mary Toft

libraryland:

Medieval binding fragment, Yale Law Library

libraryland:

Medieval binding fragment, Yale Law Library

my ceiling the sky, my carpet the grass,

my music the lowing of herds as they pass;

my books are the brooks, my sermons the stones,

my parson’s a wolf on a pulpit of bones.

— allen mccanless (cowboy poet), 1885

(via cosmic-dust)