A Dandy Hope

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is only temporary but what is unseen is eternal.

haroldlloyds:

Happy Birthday Frederick Austerlitz Fred Astaire 
10 May 1899 - 22 June 1987

"When you talk about Fred Astaire, you talk about heaven. What more can I say?" - Johnny Green, Hollywood Speaks! An Oral History, 1974

"He was not just the best ballroom dancer, or tap dancer, he was simply the greatest, most imaginative, dancer of our time." - Rudolph Nureyev, 1987

Fred Astaire was simply one of the most influential performers in film history. Not only did he revolutionise the way dance was performed and captured on film, he also had a profound influence on music and hollywood in general. In a time when the world needed something joyous, they got Fred Astaire; a talented, charismatic performer whose charming smile was exactly what movie-goers wanted. Notorious for being a perfectionist and crippled with self-consciousness he floated across the screen with effortless grace that continues to amaze today. Though he was never convinced of it, there can be no doubt that he achieved perfection. 

And at age seventy-eight, he broke his left wrist while riding his grandson’s skateboard.

You know, you so-and-so, you’ve a little of the hoodlum in you. - James Cagney on Fred Astaire in Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, from Top Hat (1935)

(via brambleberrycottage)

eisenbergz:

the ferguson police do not speak for the entire united states police system. yes, there are corrupt officers, and yes, some cities have an entire pd that’s fucked-up, but there are a lot of officers all over the country doing excellent work and actively trying to protect their communities. a few assholes do not speak for the entire group.

Also answering violence with threats and promise of humiliation and more possible violence is not a good or noble thing. This “anonymous” group is a vigalante group which is only ok in movies and fantasy in the real world it tends to only encourage hate and violence, therefore becoming the very thing it is speaking out against.

(Source: soupsnakeries, via plinys)

The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.

—Timothy Keller (via proverbs31v25)

(Source: proverbs31v25, via southboundd)

teachingliteracy:

raxenne:

Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

To celebrate Harry Potter’s 34th birthday, I made my own book covers for the whole series. I was inspired by the vintage Penguin Scores collection Jan Tschichold designed. I created patterns using a significant object from each book. I used those in the movies as reference and digitally painted all seven. You can view the whole project here! :)

(It’s already July 31 here in the Philippines. Haha.)

I may have just died