Hattertown
God grant me a good sword and no use for it.
Polish Proverb (via mr-another)

A storm is coming. The sky has darkened sufficiently that even though it is 10am, it feels like evening.

A eclectic group of people has gathered in an old, sprawling New England house. Among them are professor, a mystic, a brewer, two teenagers, and the owners of the house - a gentleman and his fiancé.

The study here contains cavalry sabers and antique fowling guns, masks and spears from Africa and a kuhkri knife from Nepal. The shelves of the library are filled with old, leatherbound books and curious artifacts.

A retired fox-hound named William paces the hallways, panting anxiously at what we all hope is thunder.

The house has, in a crumbling stone cellar, a small bomb shelter.

Finally, and unbeknownst to my companions, I have been receiving anonymous letters and packages for several weeks with strange yellowed pages, newspaper clippings, and a heavy pendant which bears a strange symbol on its face.

Based on all of the above, it seems likely that we’ve wandered into a Lovecraftian narrative, and that this weather is no ordinary storm.

Finally.

Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter.
Samuel J. Hurwitt (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

There were people who went to sleep last night,
poor and rich and white and black,
but they will never wake again.

And those dead folks would give anything at all
for just five minutes of this weather
or ten minutes of plowing.

So you watch yourself about complaining.

What you’re supposed to do
when you don’t like a thing is change it.
If you can’t change it,
change the way you think about it.

Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)
At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)
Artwork by Krystian Biskup

Artwork by Krystian Biskup

"Every knight swears to protect the weak and innocent, but we keep the vow best, I think."

-Ser Arlan of Pennytree, from ‘Hedge Knight’, by GRRM