YES i love this so much
MYTHIC POETRY series:
But her body had disappeared as dust—such a sad event!
"The Tale of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai" — Unknown
THE BUTTERFLY LOVERS is a Chinese legend of a tragic love story between Liang Shanbo (梁山伯) and Zhu Yingtai (祝英台).
Zhu Yingtai is a beautiful and intelligent young woman, the only daughter of the wealthy Zhu family. Although traditions of that era discourage females from going to school, Yingtai manages to convince her father to allow her to attend classes in disguise as a young man. During her journey, she meets Liang Shanbo, a scholar. They converse, feeling a strong affinity for each other at their first meeting. They study together for the next three years in school and Yingtai gradually falls in love with Shanbo. He fails to notice the feminine characteristics exhibited by his classmate.
One day, Yingtai receives a letter from her father, asking her to return home as soon as possible. Yingtai has no choice but to bid Shanbo farewell. Shanbo accompanies his “sworn brother” for 18 miles to see her off. During the journey, Yingtai hints to Shanbo that she is a woman, but he remains oblivious. Shanbo and Yingtai reluctantly part ways at the Changting pavilion.
Months later, when Shanbo visits Yingtai, he discovers the truth. They become devoted to each other and they make a vow of “till death do us part.” The joy of their reunion is short-lived as Yingtai is already arranged to marry another man. Shanbo is heartbroken when he hears the news and his health gradually deteriorates. Ultimately, he succumbs to death.
On the day of Yingtai’s marriage, mysterious whirlwinds prevent the wedding procession from escorting the bride beyond Shanbo’s grave, which lies along the journey. Yingtai leaves the procession to pay her respects to her former lover. She descends in bitter despair and begs for the grave to open up. Suddenly, the grave opens with a clap of thunder. Without further hesitation, Yingtai throws herself into the grave to join Shanbo. Their spirits turn into a pair of beautiful butterflies and emerge from the grave. They fly away together, never to be separated again.
hey hon! duplicate the text layer the three times. leave the third layer on 100% opacity. put the first and second layer on something between 10-30%ish, depending on how opaque you want the background text. move the text layers where you want your text placed. then adjust the first layer so it’s a little below the third and the second so it’s a little above, make sure the third is on top and it should look blurred and faded in the background! x
01. telefon tel aviv - feel the fall
02. jack garratt - worry
03. logic - we get high
04. kate boy - self control
05. moko - your love
06. years and years - take shelter
07. kilo kish - curious
08. mt. si. - true
09. kiesza - so deep
10. mister lies - flood you
11. the code - 9.46
12. shabazz palaces - noetic noiromantics
13. cathedrals - want my love
14. mellowhype - bars
15. karen o - rapt
16. jessie ware - share it all
17. dpat & atu - nothing here
18. partynextdoor - thirsty
19. fka twigs - pendulum
20. young fathers - i heard
There are those who search at length for inspiration, be it for a writing piece, sculpture, or fashion, but then there are artists who look no further than what is right in front of them, finding beauty in everyday objects, colours, and shapes. This week we are highlighting the wonderful blog WISP –– Where I See Fashion by Bianca Luini for her wonderful imagery and abstract view of clothing. The blog curator showcases clothing alongside art pieces with corresponding elements of colour, shape, and layout, with even a single image triggering the creative process for designers, which develops into a whole line of clothing or textile designs.
idk about people that write like me but here’s some tumblrs i really admire! :* i don’t follow a crazy amount though so this is a really small list tbh there’s probably a lotttttt out there i’ve missed so i’d ask around! <3 (a lot of these tumblr have fav lists as well you can look at xo)
yes please imagine being given the task of making an actual soundtrack to someone’s life???? i would 100% be down for doing that
aw man aw man that is like my favourite thing i would love to make a site like that so much don’t even get me started !!!!!! like all angela carter level of subverted fairy tales, i would be so down for that, but with starting uni in 2 weeks now would be a terrible time to do it. i am starting to work on rev aping worsening souls (the hp site i had a while back) to be up for october time, roughly, so you could keep an eye out for that if you’d like? but in the mean time i won’t be making any sites cause i won’t have the time to look after them properly. i’l have a really hard time putting this fairy tale idea to rest though!!! :**
at a pool party
"hey bukowski no offense but why dont you take your shirt off in the pool"
"why do we run from the rain but soak in tubs full of water"
"aight take it easy man"