“I know that bent-neck lady is pretty scary…but that’s all she is…just a little spill.”

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“Remember what we talked about before? About our dreams?”

“They can spill.”

“That’s right. Yeah. Just like a cup of water can spill sometimes. But kids dreams are special. They’re like…”

”An ocean.”

”An ocean. That’s right. And the big dreams can spill out sometimes….Now I know that bent-neck lady can be pretty scary. But that’s all she is. She’s just a little spill.”

”How long do we have to live here, Daddy?”

”Well, your mother and I, we have to finish fixing this house. And then, someone has to buy it.”

“Then we can go?”

“Yep. Then we can go.”


No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against the hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily. against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.

—Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House, 1959

 

 

Must-Read!—Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business or Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter

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Prologue: Never Get High on Your Own Supply

Chapter 1: What Is Behavioral Addiction and Where Did It Come From? An Excerpt…

Sir John Franklin’s Silverware on Display in Canada’s “Death in the Ice—The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition” Exhibit!

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(American Archaeology, Vol. 22, No. 2)

Cool Glyphs in Colorado Desert

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(Ancient American, Vol. 22, No. 119)

 

Is that too much to ask for? 😂💜🐸

Blog post I saw today…

“I WANT A FOREST IN MY ROOM I WANT TO LIVE IN A COLD COUNTRY WITH RAIN AND FOG AND WITH NO ONE ON THE STREETS I WANT TO GO TO THE LIBRARY AND PICK UP SOME ANCIENT WITCHCRAFT BOOKS AND I WANT TO GO HOME TO MY FOREST ROOM AND THEN GO EXPLORING INTO THE OTHER FOREST NEXT TO MY HOUSE AND PICK UP SOME MUSHROOMS AND PLANTS AND ROCKS AND I WANT TO TOUCH A TOAD IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR?”

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Mabon Wreath (SylvanandDreams/tumblr).

Lafayette Cemetery, Garden District, New Orleans, 2017

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The  city is so far below sea level that, to avoid flooding problems, the graveyards had to be built with mini-mausoleums—all above ground. No one in Lafayette Cemetery gets “buried”—unsettling, isn’t it? Photographer unknown. (RivertoRiver1818/tumblr)