Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (via larmoyante)
September 14th  

“I’m concealing a lot of things. That’s what a lady does.” 

Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.

Victor Hugo, Ninety Three (via wordsnquotes)
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Le Génie du Mal (details)

White marble. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Liége. Guillaume Geefs, 1848.

Le Génie du Mal (installed 1848) or The Genius of Evil, known informally in English as Lucifer or The Lucifer of Liège, is a religious sculpture executed in white marble by the Belgian artist Guillaume Geefs. (…) often refer to the figure as an ange déchu, a “fallen angel.” It is located within the elaborate pulpit (French chaire de vérité, “seat of truth”) of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Liège, and depicts a classically beautiful man in his physical prime, chained, seated, and nearly nude but for drapery gathered over his thighs, his full length ensconced within a mandorla of bat wings. Geefs’ work replaces an earlier sculpture created for the space by his younger brother Joseph Geefs, which was removed from the cathedral because of its distracting allure and “unhealthy beauty.”

(…) is set within an open niche formed at the base of twin ornate staircases carved with gothic floral motifs. (…) the fallen angel sits on a rock, sheltered by his folded wings; his upper torso, arms, and legs are nude, his center-parted hair nape-length. The veined, membranous wings are articulated like a bat’s, with a prominent thumb claw; the knobby, sinewy olecranon combines bat and human anatomy to create an illusion of realism. A broken sceptre and stripped-off crown are held at the right hip.

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Notice that Autumn is more the season of the soul than of Nature.

Friedrich Nietzsche (via inthemachineryofnight)
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Faience amulet of goddess Nut 

The goddess is shown sitting on her legs, spreading her wings. She is wearing a crown of horns that enclose the sun. This represents her as the sky goddess. 11.5 x 23.6 in centimeters ( 4 1/2 x  9 5/16 inch.) 

It was found in Abydos, Upper Egypt. 

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 21st - 25th dynasty, 1070 - 664 BC.

Source: Metropolitan Museum

September 13th  

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

Sarah Williams (via fleurdulys)
September 12th  

Sherilyn Fenn for Café magazine, 1991

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