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
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A leaf from the history book
This chestnut leaf with golden calligraphy dates from the 19th century Ottoman Empire and is part of the exhibition Treasures Of The Aga Kahn Museum.  DW

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A leaf from the history book

This chestnut leaf with golden calligraphy dates from the 19th century Ottoman Empire and is part of the exhibition Treasures Of The Aga Kahn Museum.  DW

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imagin-ings, a secret to the heart nearest it! Something of the awfulness, even of Death itself, is referable to this.

—Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities (via liquidnight) (via devilduck)

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Constellation of Gemini with Paranatellonta
De temporibus - a treatise on magic or on astrological images: Constellation of Gemini “Tratado de astrología y magia” de Alfonso X El Sabio Rome BAV Reg. lat. 1283 - fol-2v S-133

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Constellation of Gemini with Paranatellonta

De temporibus - a treatise on magic or on astrological images: Constellation of Gemini “Tratado de astrología y magia” de Alfonso X El Sabio Rome BAV Reg. lat. 1283 - fol-2v S-133

For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid

There is a country to cross you will
find in the corner of your eye, in
the quick slip of your foot – air far
down, a snap that might have caught.
And maybe for you, for me, a high, passing
voice that finds its way by being
afraid. That country is there, for us,
carried as it is crossed. What you fear
will not go away: it will take you into
yourself and bless you and keep you.
That’s the world, and we all live there.

— William Stafford

(from the amazing Slow Muse)

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