Listen; this is just a dream. Very clever people hear dreams. So please, just listen. I know you’re afraid… but being afraid is alright. Because didn’t someone ever tell you? Fear is a superpower. Fear can make you faster and cleverer… and stronger. And one day, you’re going to come back to this barn, and on that day, you will be very afraid indeed. But that’s okay. Because if you’re very wise and very strong, fear doesn’t have to make you cruel or cowardly. fear can make you kind. It doesn’t matter if there’s nothing under the bed, or in the dark, so long as you know it’s okay to be afraid of it. So listen. If you listen to nothing else, then listen to this: You’re always going to be afraid. Even if you learn to hide it. Fear is like… a companion. A constant companion, always there. But that’s okay. because fear can bring us together, Fear can bring you home. I’m going to leave you something, just so you’ll always remember. Fear makes companions of us all.


The moon on the night of my 23rd birthday party
The trees the morning i moved into my first home in a new city

cyanotype, 2014, Maddy Young




J.R.R Tolkien, looking at flowers.

Apparently people hated to go for walks with him because he would stop and look at every tree for like 20 minutes.

Wait, I would love to go on walks with him

(Source: flying-dutchwoman)

I was tagged by the-misty-mountains, thank you so much! <3

Place: Kensington Gardens.
Person: My mother, my nephew, and my sisters.
Colour: White.
Food: Spinach.
Smell: Lemon balm, either very old or very new books, all kinds of paint (especially oil paint), and nail polish.
Book: 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë, and ‘Mirror in The Mirror’ by Michael Ende.
Movie: 'The Hours', 'The Secret Garden', and 'Amelie'.
Music artist: Radiohead, Soap&Skin, and CocoRosie (as of late)
Genre of music: Alternative, Classical, and all kinds of instrumental scores.
Genre of literature: Fantasy, Children’s literature, Horror, and Science Fiction.
Magazine: None.
Texture: Drying glue, textured wallpaper, book pages, lathered soap.
Time of day: 6 am.
Day of the week: Wednesday.
Tumblr: the-misty-mountains, the-daughter-of-a-wolf, nehalenniashideaway, treedeecee
Thing to do when bored: Read, paint/draw/sketch, play video games, and write.
Celebrity: Tatiana Maslany, Mia Wasikowska, Hayao Miyazaki, and Carey Mulligan.
Class in school: Art and English.
Website other than Tumblr: Goodreads.
Drink: Tea (mostly white, green, or eucalyptus), and water.
Precious stone: Rose quartz.
Animal: Bats.
Flower: Marguerites.
Time in history: 19th century.
Font: Times New Roman.
Video game: Grandia, The Last of us, The Walking Dead Game, and Child of Light.
TV show: Orphan Black and Fringe.
Play: Les Misérables (I prefer musicals).
Sound: Fingers tapping on wooden surfaces.
Fruit: Bananas.
Vegetable: Cauliflower.
Store/shop: None in particular but I love old book shops.
Article of clothing you own: A long black pinafore dress.
Fashion/style: Clothes very similar to the style of fictional characters (Mary Lennox and India Stoker are my main inspirations). Also fashion styles such as Lolita or Mori Girl.
Pattern: Floral and plaid.
Workout: Carrying bags filled with books from the libary.

 ”He used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. ‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,’ he used to say. ‘You step onto the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.’”

- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“There’s such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I’m such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn’t be half so interesting.”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

"The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages."

- Virginia Woolf

“She walks slowly. She wants to feel the prick, the push of every bit of gravel under her shoe. She wants to feel every scratch, every discomfort of this….her leaving walk.”

- Maggie O’Farrell, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox  

"Not being heard is no reason for silence."

- Victor Hugo, Les Misérables 

Historical figure: Queen Victoria, Helen Keller, Oscar Wilde, and Virginia Woolf.
Boy’s name: Johann.
Girl’s name: Helena.
Potato chip flavour: Sour cream or Wasabi.
Meal of the day: Banana pancakes and vanilla ice cream.
Ice cream flavour: Vanilla.
Soda: None.
Popcorn flavour: Sweet.
Season: Late Winter - Early Spring
Month of the year: May
Word: ’Facade’.
Disney princess: Rapunzel.
Insult: None.
Joke: None; usually I don’t grasp the meanings or puns of jokes.
Cussword: None.
Letter: e, a, h
YouTube channel: None.
Eye colour: Green.
Memory: Exploring my grandma’s house when I was a child. I vividly remember hiding under the stairs, watching her antique toys through a glass cabinet for hours, running through her huge garden, and sitting on a bench overrun with ivory by myself.

Seeing The Phantom of The Opera for the first time in London.

Dessert: Vanilla pudding.
Candy: Chocolate-glazed fruits.
Restaurant: None.
Lifehack: Free writing.
Language: English, French, and Korean.
Thing to learn about: Real and fictional languages, history, literature, astronomy, art.
Thing about yourself: My creatvity and imagination.

I’m tagging: the-daughter-of-a-wolf, nehalenniashideaway, tintenherz, treedeecee

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

(Source: wednesdaydreams)


“Are you sure that’s a real spell?” said the girl. “Well, it’s not very good, is it? I’ve tried a few simple spells just for practice and it’s all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, I mean, it’s the very best school of witchcraft there is, I’ve heard – I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course, I just hope it will be enough — I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?

hermione granger ⇝  jordan richardson

art by He Jiaying

(Source: reitsc)


Miso : Home-Made Tattoos :
40 stars for 40 years, a shield around the body.
For Beci, traded for a rug from her new > project. Melbourne, 2014


I can’t say he’s anywhere near full-fledged, but he’s begun to walk on his own. On his own…When I see his single-minded figure in my dreams, I can proudly say, “This boy is my son.” - Letter from Lily to Mr. Gauss

This was the very first scene in any video game that made me cry.

movie requests, part 23 (requested by anonymous) »

↳ “maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through, or feel we’ve had enough time. " - never let me go (2010)


i visited beatrix potter’s house + exhibition last week


Michael Cunningham, The Hours