I can’t escape from what I did and what it meant, the full extent of which I’m only now beginning to grasp.

band of brothers - episode titles

promiscuous-petal:

enough about sex positions has anyone discovered a reading position which doesn’t get uncomfortable after 5 minutes

lunarix:

Claude Monet


Robin Hobb - Fool’s Assassin

Robin Hobb - Fool’s Assassin

Emma Stone attends the Opening Ceremony and ‘Birdman’ premiere during the 71st Venice Film Festival on August 27, 2014 in Venice, Italy.

"Do you remember the year that Patience handed out greenwood staffs to every unmarried man who came to the festival? With the length based on her assessment of his masculinity?”
I bit down on the laugh that threatened to escape. “I do. Apparently she thought the young ladies needed a clear indication of which men would make the best mates.”
Molly lifted her brows. “Perhaps they did. There were six weddings at Springfest that year.”

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Always on Winterfest eve, my mother came down to dinner wearing a holly crown. Once she left a winter staff leaning by my father’s chair. It was as tall as he was, and decorated with ribbons, and for some reason it made all the servants roar with laughter and my father blush a deep scarlet. I had never understood the joke, but knew only that it was a reminder of something special that both of them shared. That night of all nights, they always shone with love, and it seemed to me that they were but boy and girl again.

Fool’s Assassin, Robin Hobb

one of my favourite jokes in the book, a 500 page callback for a dick joke, tastefully told without the narrator knowing the significance

  I just want to work on things that are really hard, and when I’m not working on things that are really hard, I want to hang out with people I like to be with, and that’s it."  Scarlett Johansson