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Heavy in Your Arms // Florence + the Machine

I was a heavy heart to carry
my beloved was weighed down
My arms around his neck
My fingers laced to crown

I was a heavy heart to carry
But he never let me down
When he had me in his arms
My feet never touched the ground

"Monster" is derived from the Latin noun monstrum, "divine portent," itself formed on the root of the verb monere, "to warn." It came to refer to living things of anomalous shape or structure, or to fabulous creatures like the sphinx who were composed of strikingly incongruous parts, because the ancients considered the appearance of such beings to be a sign of some impending supernatural event. Monsters, like angels, functioned as messengers and heralds of the extraordinary. They served to announce impending revelation, saying, in effect, "Pay attention; something of profound importance is happening."

- My Words to Victor Frankenstein: by Susan Stryker (via wild-hyacinths)

"The mind is beautiful because of the paradox. It uses itself to understand itself."

- Adam Elenbass (via exoticwild)

"Good books help you understand, and they help you to feel understood."

-  John Green (via dakotaangel)

"I wonder
whose arms would I run and fall into
if I were drunk
in a room with everyone
I have ever loved.

- this becomes almost deeper when you think of non-romantic loves too (via asimetricna-vagina)

"This is my curse but also my blessing: That my heart wanders to places where my body can’t follow, and that my mind dreams of heights that I will never reach."

- e.s. (via mint-tea-and-honey)


An ornate 6 shot wheel-lock revolving musket decorated with gold, silver, ivory, and bone.  Originates from Russia, 16th century, possibly restored or added onto in the 18th or 19th century.


A bone inlayed snaphaunce musket originating from North Africa, 19th century.


An engraved Starr Arms Co. Model 1863 single action revolver.

Sold at auction: $4,500