To laugh often and love much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

My name is Courtney, These are my thoughts, my wishes, my dreams.

  1. Like a magpie, I am a scavenger of shiny things: fairy tales, dead languages, weird folk beliefs, fascinating religions, and more.
    — Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times (via mirroir)

    (Source: moriartysdance, via mirroir)

  2. quaintrelle-style:

    I really love the hakama over kimono look, especially with lace-up boots <3

    (via mechandroid)

  3. fknvileplume:

    danny-in-retrospect:

    Johnathan Novick has dwarfism, and he wears a hidden camera to show people what a day in his life is like.

    He says; "The next time you see someone who is different than you, think about what their day might be like, think about all of the events of their life leading up to that point and think about what part of their day do you want to be."

    100% accurate. I have the exact same experiences whenever I go out in public. The amount of patience I exercise in response to harassment everyday is extraordinary.

  4. mintyburps:

    I’m trying to speed up the time it takes for me to finish digitally, aka holding back on all those overlays :’D.

    (via shethedaydreamer)

  5. olddoom:

    Art by Sachin Teng. Check out more of his amazing work http://sachinteng.tumblr.com/

    (via amaresempra)

  6. 
The Birth of Venus (La Naissance de Vénus), William-Adolphe Bouguereau

    The Birth of Venus (La Naissance de Vénus), William-Adolphe Bouguereau

    (Source: chromeus, via goldenshroud)

  7. fuckyeahtattoos:

Done by Dino Nemec of ihearttattoo in Columbus, OH

    fuckyeahtattoos:

    Done by Dino Nemec of ihearttattoo in Columbus, OH

    (via iamhiddlebatched)

  8. children of the Underworld

    (via mirroir)

  9. clairepettibone:

Claire Pettibone ‪‎wedding‬ dresses photographed by Elizabeth Messina Brides Magazine at ‪#‎TheCastle‬

    clairepettibone:

    Claire Pettibone ‪‎wedding‬ dresses photographed by Elizabeth Messina Brides Magazine at ‪#‎TheCastle‬

  10. ART HISTORY MEME; 4 colors:
    Gold [2/4]

    (via amadgirlinhermadwonderland)

  11. rowenatheravenclaw:

    GET TO KNOW ME: [5/5] ACTRESSES

    zoe saldana

    i don’t believe actors who say they don’t bleed into their characters. it’s absolutely impossible not to. 

     

    (via goldenshroud)

  12. greeneyes55:

Paris Opera 1950s 
Photo: Patrice Molinard 

    greeneyes55:

    Paris Opera 1950s

    Photo: Patrice Molinard 

    (via goldenshroud)

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