Dec 20, 2013

JANE EYRE

Mr. Rochester: You transfix me quite. I feel I can speak to you now of my lovely one. If you've met her and know her. She's a rare one, isn't she? Fresh and healthy, without soil or taint. I'm sure she'd regenerate me with a vengeance.




Aug 22, 2013

ARYA

"Stick them with the pointy end."
A Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin

Since I first watched the first season of the Game of Thrones, Arya is the character I have been rooting for. Brave, smart, courageous and strong despite the terrifiying times and what her family went through. A huge credit to Maisie Williams for bringing Arya to life. No one could have done it better than her.



This brings me to read the books because I no longer have the patience wait for season 4 and if she'll eventually reunite with Nymeria. And Needle! I used to want to watch the show unspoiled but some web commenters just couldn't help themselves but divulge bits of obvious spoilers, under the guise of storyline possibilities of course (I wish Joffrey be poisoned on his wedding day... Jon Snow is actually the son of blah blah blah), so might as well spoil myself wholeheartedly.

This amazing portrait is by Mercedes deBellard from this website.

You can view more works from this artist here.

Aug 21, 2013

EVER INCREASING CIRCLES

Joining hands, we become a circle, 
Complete, connected and timeless,
We are whole, but not exclusive,
We are one and we will live as one,
But with endless others encircled around us,

Our marriage is neither beginning or end,
But a natural progression of our union,
Which finds us bound but not restricted,
All that was separate yields and flows,
Softly, towards the shared path of our future,

Jun 17, 2013

PSALM

To You, O Lord, I Lift My Soul.
Psalm 25:1


I chose this beautiful Psalm for the wedding ceremony...

Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior,
and for you I wait all the day.

Apr 22, 2013

BETROTHED

“If I get married, I want to be very married.” 
- Audrey Hepburn

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, 
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. 
Love one another but make not a bond of love: 
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. 
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. 
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. 
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, 
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. 
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. 
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. 
And stand together, yet not too near together: 
For the pillars of the temple stand apart, 
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.” 
- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
            

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Apr 16, 2013

SUMMER SWIM

there is a pleasure in the pathless woods... 
Lord Byron