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"“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” "
‘hi i haven’t talked to you in five weeks but we’re still best friends’: a story about me and human interaction.
reblogging this again because it’s SO TRUE. I have honestly left my friends hanging for MONTHS because i am too much of a shit to deal with my emotions. And i’m still really bad at it. And I’m really, really sorry.
Monterosso al Mare - June 25-27, 2012
The sound of the sea.
Buongiorno Firenze - June 22-25, 2012
AND THIS. THIS. OH MY GOD. A;LDKGNDGF;SDIFHS
For those not fluent in “Sarah”, This refers to Leonardo da Vinci’s The Annunciation (1472) which I SAW IN REAL LIFE. I think I spent at least twenty minutes standing in front of that painting and just… staring. I never, ever, in my wildest dreams thought that I would have a chance to see one of Leonardo’s paintings in real life. And to be standing in the Sala di Leonardo in Florence, with one mere sheet of glass separating me from one of his most famous works…I’m giddy even now.
I’m sending postcards off into the void like little birds with paper wings; their feathers are the cramped lines of my handwriting; their heartbeats are mine pressed down on paper and squeezed between the lines.
When I slip them into the slots in the postbox, I can only hope that they will have the strength to cross the unknowable darkness and reach safe hands on the other side.
(And I’m so happy when I hear that they have; nothing is better than waking up to messages of thank you.)
On this day in Dutch history
On the 26th of July 1581, the States-General, representing the provinces of Brabant, Gelre & Zutphen, Vlaanderen, Holland, Zeeland, Friesland, Mechelen and Utrecht, officially declared that the Spanish King Philip II was no longer King and the throne vacant. This declaration is called Het Plakkaat van Verlatinghe (The Act of Abjuration).
It is essentially the Dutch Declaration of Independence. While the Dutch revolt against the Spanish had been going for some years, the provinces had played it safe by arguing that they were rebelling against the Spanish viceroys rather than the King himself. However, the States-General, on behalf of the provinces, had had enough of the pretense and declared the throne officially vacant.
At first, the States-General attempted to find a suitable new King, but none were good enough. Elizabeth I wasn’t interested and William of Orange (William I) was killed in 1584 before he could formally become the Count of Holland. Elizabeth I did appoint Robert Dudley as Governor-General of the Netherlands, but this was rather disappointing to the Dutch, who declared themselves a republic in 1588.
An interesting aspect of the Act is the extensive ideological justification and a list of grievances against Philip II. It is also quite similar to the American Declaration of Independence, so it is possible that Thomas Jefferson used the Act of Abjuration as an inspiration.
The University of Groningen has the full text, in both Dutch and English. The English translation is in modern English, the Dutch text is in its original Dutch.
(Photo above: Het Plakkaat van Verlatinghe, from the National Archives.)
10 months, 17 days
Groningen, remember me fondly~
Oh my god half an hour til boarding.
Ok, I’ll just be over here with my feels trying not to throw up.