currently-reading

The Human Machine
20 000 Leagues Under the Sea
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Fear and Trembling
The Definitive H.P. Lovecraft
The Gods of Man: A Small Dictionary of Pagan Gods and Goddesses
The Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons
Asgard Stories: Tales From Norse Mythology
The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths
The Death of Balder
Dream Psychology - Psychoanalysis for Beginners
The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories
Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft
Norse Tales and Sketches
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted OR, WHAT'S IN A DREAM
The Blind Assassin
syntax bitch : Oh, and the night, the night, when the wind full...

Oh, and the night, the night, when the wind full of space
wears out our faces – whom would she not stay for,
the longed-for, gentle, disappointing one, whom the solitary heart
with difficulty stands before. Is she less heavy for lovers?…

Many a star
must have been there for you so you might feel it…

Isn’t it time that, loving,
we freed ourselves from the beloved, and, trembling, endured
as the arrow endures the bow, so as to be, in its flight,
something more than itself? 
For staying is nowhere…

The eternal current
sweeps all the ages, within it, through both the spheres,
forever, and resounds above them in both…

First music ventured to penetrate arid rigidity,
so that, in startled space, which an almost godlike youth
suddenly left forever, the emptiness first felt
the quivering that now enraptures us, and comforts, and helps.

~Rainer Maria Rilke, from the Duino Elegies