you shall triumph where i have not
“In my womb I carried MY Avenger“….always loved that line/concept
You can't step in the same river twice...
Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. That sensibility is prevalent, even to this day.
I had to reconcile the real person and the character of Anne Boleyn as created in the text. For the actor, the text is your bible. You can try to put a spin on the nuances, but in the end our job is to be the vehicle of the text. But I got tired of flying the flag of Showtime in interviews, [justifying the show’s sexuality and inaccuracies] when in the pit of my stomach, I agreed wholly with what the interviewer was saying to me. I lost many hours of sleep, and actually shed tears during my portrayal of her, trying to inject historical truth into the script, trying to do right by this woman that I had read so much about. It was a constant struggle, because the original script had that tendency to polarize women into saint and whore. It wasn’t deliberate, but it was there.
I begged Michael Hirst to do it right in the second [season]. He listened to me because he knew I knew my history. And I remember saying to him: `Throw everything you’ve got at me. Promise me you’ll do that. I can do it. The politics, the religion, the personal stuff, throw everything you’ve got at me. I can take it.’ I wanted to show that she was a human being, a young woman placed in a really difficult and awful situation, manipulated by her father, the king, and circumstances, but that she was also feisty and interesting and had a point of view and tried to use her powers to advance what she believed in. And I wanted people to live with her, to live through her. To see her."
Natalie Dormer, discussing the difficulty of giving an accurate portrayal of Anne Boleyn on The Tudors (x)
Our Irene Adler, elementapeeps!!!
"men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. a woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. that sensibility is prevalent, even to this day."
natalie dormer. (via dowries)
I have loved you more than the heavens would allow and your beauty has haunted my dreams. Am I to be your divine mockery?
Every incarnation ripped her apart, and in the places where she tore, Mary healed stronger and bore her miseries like a chain of flowers weaved through her long, illustrious hair, laughing, breathing with the force of a hurricane. she had tried to escape the pain before, the misery she saw each day in the eyes of children, on the faces of dead corpses strewn across the sand, in war, in cruelty. she looked for pleasure in the arms of wicked men who abused her. each time around she grew wearier and wearier, bearing these men’s sins on her back like a scape goat, being arrested and tortured for trying to survive. and each time she came close to drawing a knife, a gun, a vial of poison from her drawers, he brushed by her or touched her face. she had met with lovers before and knew well the stings of their affection, how she had pined for them. but to love a god, it was something quite different. when her eyes met in his, ancient and burning, time was lost. Yeshua would take the knife or the gun or the vial and put them away again, but in secret the men who had hurt her were wrapped in chains and tossed in pits of fire. Peace stopped at the spilling of Mary’s blood, and forgiveness dissipated in her tears.
Long ago, so many lives lived, when they walked together in the sand he had placed a crown upon her head without her knowledge. only he knew that Mary Magdalene, the whore, was to be his queen.
Ah this is the moment, she sighs. yeshua has tossed his wine into the dirt and all his friends are drunk with stupidity. He walks away from them and takes her in his arms, whispers something she can never remember, looks up at the moon and weeps. “when will this end?” she asks. He dare not answer. to end this cycle he would have to abandon us all and return to that realm where he does not feel whole. Two women have damned him, so much did they love him, they kept him human. His own father did not plan on this force against him—Goddess. Goddess, the people chanted quietly in their hearts. She will not abandon her son; and that willful girl who wed him will never let him go.
Jayonce in club
at the first pic I said “is the King at an EGUNGUN MASQUERADE?!?!” a bembe? LOL….
um. i’ve been saying this the whole time but i got confirmation just YESTERDAY from the Iya from Nigeria born and raised who said Beyonce, indeed, gets Ifa “readings” and “work” in Cuba. Just like Erykah. Just like Jlo. told yall. I’m done. *drops mic*
“Stay true to yourself”
Kim should have stopped in 2000 to be honest with you. Kim is a Cancer and like I mentioned in my Drake post about his Cancer Moon—Cancer is deeply rooted in the past. This is why her inability to move on from B.I.G is so difficult. Cancer energy tends to cling. I also think her identity was/is very much tied to B.I.G. It’s almost like when he died, a part of her went with him. What’s even more interesting is Biggie’s Venus/Mars Conjunction was in Cancer and Kim’s Sun opposed his Jupiter. Jupiter is very much the mentor in a lot of ways.
Kim’s Saturn (Which deals with Karmic issues and learning the hard way) was right on Biggie’s Venus as well so the relationship was painful but a learning experience as well. Venus/Saturn aspects can be tough. The Venus person (in this case Biggie) may feel burdened by the Saturn person (Kim) but still feels some kind of bond/responsibility towards the individual. Her Neptune opposed Big’s Sun in Gemini so she idealized (Neptune) him and put him on a pedestal she saw what she wanted to see when it came to him. I talked about this same Neptune energy that Drake has (and his idealization of Aaliyah)
I heard my mom in my head say softly and elegantly:
“that’s all well and good but…*with her politest, prayerful glance, full of pity, “Mm. Chiiiile….” *and walk away*
….the way only She could do….
pseudonym-jones asked: Fun times, enjoy your trip. Do you know much about dreams or know someone who does? My spirit is doing the most when I slumber lol.
So excited! Leaving tomorrow….anyway dreams, nope! wish i knew some credible dream interpreters. I usually rely on my own intuition. symbolism, and personal associations to interpret my dreams then once I’ve interpreted, I MAY at times cross reference by googling other “traditional” interpretations of such imagery. I know vivid dreams are attributed to orishas Egbe, Egungun, and/or Olokun. maybe one of them are reaching out to you :) I’m gonna answer this publicly in case someone has anything else to offer in comment/response to this on my timeline
"I’m going to tell you what a demon once told me: It is okay to want your own happiness. It’s okay to care about yourself the most. It’s okay to do what’s healthy for YOU. When someone hits you, it’s okay to hit back and then ask them what the hell they expected. It’s okay. You are not obligated to sit there and smile and swallow every bit of shit everyone heaps on you. You are more than furniture, you’re more than window dressing, you’re not their shiny toy. You’re human, and you have the right to say “That was shitty of you”. You have a right to say “Let me feed that back to you; tell me, how does it taste?” You have a right to protest your own mistreatment and set boundaries for respectful interactions. The rest of the world doesn’t realize you have this right, and they will act offended and appalled when you exercise it, but it is yours."
SonneillonV (via albinwonderland)
"To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings but because they so clearly see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too."
Victoria Moran (Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty)
Drake and The Weeknd are beefing?
These niggas names is Aubrey and Abel.
Both light skinned with nasty hair.
They both from Canada.
This shit sound like a sequel to The Parent Trap.
Sounds like an Old Testament remix.
And we all know what happened the first time.
that beef is so soft it should be marketed as toilet paper
Charmin extra tender son!!!!