Sketches of Nikolai Gogol, Count Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, and other Russian artists by poet Alexander Pushkin. (via)
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While we often think of service animals as being a new phenomenon in terms of the span of human history, the blind have been using dogs since at the Middle Ages, as illustrated in these 14th century manuscripts.
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Happy birthday Shakespeare. Some photos from various holidays - I always try to find at least one Shakespeare related thing to do/see when I’m out of town.
Happy Birthday my dear!! :3
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Her thoughts were theorems, her words a problem,
As if she deemed that mystery would ennoble ‘em.
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Είμαι στάχτες εκεί που κάποτε ήμουν διάπυρος, και ο βάρδος στην καρδιά μου έχει πεθάνει, ό,τι αγαπούσα τώρα απλώς θαυμαζω - και η καρδιά μου είναι γκρίζα όπως ο νους μου.
I am ashes where once I was fire
And the bard in my bosom is dead,
what I loved I now merely admire—
and my heart is as grey as my head.
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