"The very air you breathe, unchanged through the centuries, you share with those who laid the mummy to its rest. Time is annihilated by little intimate details as such as these, and you feel an intruder."
Howard Carter, The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen (via alikat1323)
theladygoogle:

Photo of the “Llullaillaco Maiden”, a 15 year old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a ritualistic diet for an approximate twelve months to make her gain weight, then was drugged and left on the shrine at Volcano Llullaillaco, where she was left to die of exposure. For five hundred years, her body had been preserved at 82 ft. She is considered to be the best preserved Andean mummy ever uncovered. 

theladygoogle:

Photo of the “Llullaillaco Maiden”, a 15 year old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a ritualistic diet for an approximate twelve months to make her gain weight, then was drugged and left on the shrine at Volcano Llullaillaco, where she was left to die of exposure. For five hundred years, her body had been preserved at 82 ft. She is considered to be the best preserved Andean mummy ever uncovered. 

Saturday, February 1, 2014
"100 years ago, buying something you could make was considered wasteful; now making something you could buy is considered wasteful. I am not convinced this is a step in the right direction."
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (via eweeweyarns)
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Things people with Social Anxiety do

high-energy-introvert:

•go to the bathroom to escape

•feel very uncomfortable without a phone or some other crutch

•dwell on a small awkward for much longer than necessary

•never go to any social event without a person that makes you feel comfortable

•follow said person way too much

•worry about the person beginning to find you obnoxious

•faking an illness to get out of a social event

Friday, January 24, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ryan-andrews-comics:

Over the last year or so, I had the honor of illustrating book covers for Scholastic’s repackaging of four novels by Avi. You can find them out in the wild at a bookstore near you if you live in the US.

More illustrations by Ryan Andrews

Oh holy crap, I need to buy the True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle one NOW. That was my absolute favorite growing up. And now it has infrickingcredible cover art?!

Monday, January 20, 2014

moonbrains:

ghostheart:

elisemerand:

MUCH LOVED Photographer Marc Nixon made a series of portraits of teddy bears and other stuffed animals along with their age, size and history. Some were very much loved :-)
These photos come from a book, “Much Loved” l Imprint : Abrams Image l Via

"It doesn’t happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. 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."

oh fuck my heart

Sunday, January 19, 2014
First skein of handspun—finished! It looks much better than I was anticipating, so I’d say it was a success.

First skein of handspun—finished! It looks much better than I was anticipating, so I’d say it was a success.

 
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