Three Lines of Scrawl

ramblings and amblings

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tamorapierce:

archiemcphee:

This stunning installation of 888,246 red ceramic poppies was created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper in commemoration of the centennial of Britain’s involvement in World War I. Entitled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, each flower represents a British or Colonial military fatality.

This staggering installation is a work in progress, with the ceramic pippies being planted by volunteers in the dry moat that surrounds the Tower of London. The planting process began a few weeks ago and will continue throughout the summer until a final flower is symbolically planted on November 11, 2014.

Visit the Historic Royal Palaces website to learn more about this moving project. You can also follow the progress of the volunteer planters by following the #TowerPoppies on Twitter.

[via Colossal]

World War One began one hundred years ago this year.

The world was never the same.

The poppy represents the fallen soldier in general and the soldiers of WWI in particular, after the poem, “In Flanders Fields.”

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Filed under wwi history lest we forget

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And this, even more wonderful and mysterious, is also true: when I read it, when I read what Julie’s written, she is instantly alive again, whole and undamaged. With her words in my mind while I’m reading, she is as real as I am. Gloriously daft, drop-dead charming, full of bookish nonsense and foul language, brave and generous. She’s right here. Afraid and exhausted, alone, but fighting. Flying in silver moonlight in a plane that can’t be landed, stuck in the climb—alive, alive, ALIVE.

Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein

Apparently, it’s Julie’s birthday today*, and this is one of my favorite quotes about her. 

* Thanks to shaelit's eagle eye

Filed under code name verity elizabeth wein julia beaufort-stuart

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shaelit:

And then she was gone. Gone. One moment flying in green sunlight, then the sky suddenly gray and dark. Out like a candle. Here, then gone.
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Today is Verity’s birthday, and I’m celebrating with quotes and tissues.
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shaelit:

And then she was gone. Gone. One moment flying in green sunlight, then the sky suddenly gray and dark. Out like a candle. Here, then gone.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Today is Verity’s birthday, and I’m celebrating with quotes and tissues.

Www.shaelit.com

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e-louise-bates:

shaelit:

thorinoakenshieeld:

That’s the scene, for me, that was the most romantic, just because of it’s simplicity. There are very, very few dialogue lines. It’s all about just their physical presence, and him seeing her, and needing to take her home. I mean, it still makes me tingle.

- Richard Armitage

I have nothing to add.

I’m sorry, words what?

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