It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.

L.R. Knost

30 Day LOTR Challenge - Day 5 Favorite Weapon

Elrond: Anduril, Flame of the West, forged from the shards of Narsil.

Aragorn: Sauron will not have forgotten the sword of Elendil. The blade that was broken shall return to Minas Tirith.

Elrond: The man who can wield the power of this sword can summon to him an army more deadly than any that walks this earth. Put aside the Ranger. Become who you were born to be. Take the Dimholt Road.

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Look at the baby bun-buns!

Juliet’s Balcony -Verona, Italy

Even though Juliet Capulet is a fictional character created by Shakespeare, millions worship her as a love goddess. Every year tourists from around the globe flock to Verona just to see the balcony where she was wooed by her Romeo.

The balcony belongs to the aptly named La Casa di Giulietta, or House of Juliet, the former home of the Cappello family and the inspiration for the Capulets. Love-struck couples linger in the garden, pose for pictures on the balcony, or attach letters filled with sweet nothings to the walls. For good luck, many like to cop a feel off the bronze statue of Juliet, specifically her right breast, which has resulted in it developing a beautiful patina.

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I keep thinking of how much I love talking to you. How good you look when you smile. How much I love your laugh. I daydream about you off and on, replaying pieces of our conversations; laughing at funny things that you said or did. I’ve memorized your face and the way that you look at mine. I catch myself smiling again at what I imagine. I wonder what will happen the next time we are together and even though neither of us know what the future holds, I know one thing for sure; you’re the best thing that has ever happened to me.

Jojo!



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Peter Ølsted

Peter Ølsted



Orphée ramenant Eurydice des enfers, 1861, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Orphée ramenant Eurydice des enfers, 1861, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot



Willows on the Banks of the Loire, 1893, Henri-Joseph Harpignies

Willows on the Banks of the Loire, 1893, Henri-Joseph Harpignies



Alejandro Quincoces
La noche en silencio

Alejandro Quincoces

La noche en silencio



Christopher Nevinson
The Towpath, 1912

Christopher Nevinson

The Towpath, 1912