I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as certain dark things are loved,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom and carries
hidden within itself the light of those flowers,
and thanks to your love, darkly in my body
lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you simply, without problems or pride:
I love you in this way because I don’t know any other way of loving
but this, in which there is no I or you,
so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,
so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close.
Pablo Neruda, Sonnet XVII
It makes me think about them so much
Toasty’s Gail Carriger’s ‘The Parasol Protectorate’ Fancast:
Donna Vivino as Miss Alexia Tarabotti/Lady Alexia Maccon
"Many a gentleman had likened his first meeting with her to downing a very strong cognac when one was expecting to imbibe fruit juice - that is to say, startling and apt to leave one with a distinct burning sensation." ~ Soulless
"Miss Tarabotti seemed to them only a spinster, whose unfortunate [unmarried] condition was clearly the result of a domineering personality, dark complexion, and overly strong facial features. Alexia thought it too much of a bother to go around explaining soullessness to the ill-informed masses. It was almost, though not quite, as embarrassing as having it know that her father was both Italian and dead." ~Soulless
"She was the type of woman who, if thrown into a briar patch, would start to tidy it up by stripping off all the thorns." ~ Blameless
Alexia Tarabotti // Soulless
WHO SCARED THIS ADORABLE PIECE OF FLUFF
fun fact about bunnies!!!!!! this bun isn’t scared, it’s happy! when bunnies jump into the air and twist their bodies around, that’s called a binky, which is one of the ways they play around and have fun!
IS IT LITERALLY CALLED A BINKY ARE YOU SERIOUS
we call it ‘popcorning’ in these parts :>