Monday, January 18, 2010

It's exactly like the Lord of the Rings

"Pippin: It's so quiet.
Gandalf: It's the deep breath before the plunge."

Classes at MCAD start in two days. Wait, actually, more like one day. Damn.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Statuette/figurines from antique store

I'm wondering where these figurines are from, like a certain culture/country, or piece of literature/art, certain artists... I got each of them from an antique/pawn shop in Terre Haute, Indiana yesterday.

Sorry for the blurriness.

Friday, January 1, 2010

"Ring Out, Wild Bells" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

I was grabbing some cereal for a late night snack a few minutes ago and noticed a Tennyson poem excerpt that my mom had taped onto the cupboard door. I already saw it the other day but this time it sorta stood out as "fitting" the time (New Year's Day).

"Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in."