every 1st september we joke about getting ready for hogwarts to cover up the very real and very very deep scars of never getting our letters
❝ I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that are concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was… And I think that’s why she struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed.
— Carrie Ryan, from The Dead-Tossed Waves
❝ The French called this time of day “l’heure bleue.” To the English it was “the gloaming.” The very word “gloaming” reverberates, echoes—the gloaming, the glimmer, the glitter, the glisten, the glamour—carrying in its consonants the images of houses shuttering, gardens darkening, grass-lined rivers slipping through the shadows. During the blue nights you think the end of day will never come. As the blue nights draw to a close (and they will, and they do) you experience an actual chill, an apprehension of illness, at the moment you first notice: the blue light is going, the days are already shortening, the summer is gone.
— Joan Didion, Blue Nights
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Le premier bonheur du jour (cover) by Pink Martini and The von Trapps
Ilustración animada de Misty Day, de American Horror Story, Coven.
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(somewhere quiet enough to hear the wind chimes)
by Kaity Barrett