Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)
James Franco asleep with kittens. I’m so done.
No matter what you say or what you do, When I’m alone, I’d rather be with you. Fuck these other niggas, I’ll be right by your side till 3005, hold up..
—Childish Gambino (via mysecretsinblackandwhite)
Happy Halloween Encyclopedia: 1/∞ - The ‘Witte Wieven’
In Dutch mythology and legends, the Witte Wieven are spirits of “wise women” (or else elven beings). The mythology dates back at least to the pre-Christian era (7th century) and was known in the present-day regions of the Netherlands and Belgium and parts of France. Witte wieven literally means white women today, but “wise women” in dialects of the Low Saxon language of the Netherlands. The word witte in Dutch means white. Wit or witte meant “witty” or “wise”, from the root word “weten” which means “to know.”
Historically, the witte wieven are thought to be wise women, herbalists and medicine healers who took care of people’s physical and mental ailments. It was said they had the talent for prophecy and looking into the future. They had a high status in the communities, and so when they died ceremonies were held at their grave sites to honour them.
According to mythology, their spirits remained on earth, and they became living spirits (or elven beings) that either helped or hindered people who encountered them. At first, early medieval literature described the witte wieven more like pranksters and pests. Later Christian teaching transformed the idea of a “witte wieven” into mistflarden: ghost witches— recharacterized as evil and to be avoided.
Never change for anyone and never be ashamed of who you were or what you felt in the past.
There is not one person in the world that deserves to beg or pay for affection. We deserve affection, love like a gift. Genuine, freely given and thoughtful despite of who you were, are and could be.