Stravinsky’s rite of spring is about a girl who dances herself to death to appease the Russian god of spring.
When it premiered the crowd got so amped up they opened up a mosh pit in the theater and the night would be forever known as the “riot of spring”
I WAS SO HOPING THAT WAS THE REACTION GIF AND IT WAS, PERFECT
I am beginning to understand the reasoning behind the game ‘Shatner.’
I will always reblog Shatner overacting.
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Beautiful. If I may add?
"If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” - Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Mline
“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” - The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams
“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” - Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carrol
“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” - The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien
Not all of my favorites, but just a few very good ones.
Once a group of 500 people were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each person a balloon. Each person was then asked to write their name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
The people were then let into that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written on it within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Then, the speaker asked each person to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker then began, “This is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life…the pursuit of happiness.”
"It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew - and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents - that there was all the difference in the world.”
Asked by infinity-and-for-ever
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In The Days of Sappho by John William Godward, 1904
Sappho was a Greek lyric poet born on the island of Lesbos. Born between 630 and 612 BC, little is known about the events in her life. Sadly much of her poetry, which was well-known and greatly admired by her temporaries, has been lost. Nonetheless her reputation as one of the greatest lyrical poets of her time continues to endure through surviving fragments. Sappho’s poetry centered on passion and love for various people and both sexes and the word lesbian derives from the name of the island of her birth, while her name is also the origin of the word ‘sapphic’.
“Some say the Muses are nine: how careless! Look, there’s Sappho too, from Lesbos, the tenth." - Plato
“Solon of Athens heard his nephew sing a song of Sappho’s over the wine and, since he liked the song so much, he asked the boy to teach it to him. When someone asked him why, he said: So that I may learn it, then die." - Stobaeus
Sappho’s work remained a popular topic of study and entertainment well into the Roman period. However as Attic and Homeric Greek became the predominant languages of study, Sappho’s poetry, written in her native Aeolic Greek, began to lose popularity. Nevertheless, the great Roman poets and philosophers continued to compare and study her poetry and it is through their descriptions that we are able to access fragmented versions of her literary works today.