January 29, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

The North-West Angle of the Facade of St Mark’s, Venice,
by John Ruskin (1819–1900)

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January 24, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Is acher ingaith innocht
fufuasan fairggae findfolt
ni agor reimm mora minn
dondlaechraid lainn ua
lothlind.

The wind is rough tonight
tossing the white combed ocean.
I need not dread fierce Vikings
crossing the Irish Sea.

St. Gall Priscian, margin gloss.

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January 19, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Lord Nerevar Indoril, Hai Resdaynia!
Long forgotten, forged anew!
Three belied you, three betrayed you!
One you betrayed was three times true!

Lord Voryn Dagoth, Dagoth Ur
–steadfast liegeman, faithful friend–
bids you come and climb Red Mountain!

Beneath Red Mountain, once again,
break your bonds, shed cursed skin,
and purge the n'wah from Morrowind!

—The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind


January 18, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute
All is silence. The road is straight, without turning, in darkness. Now let there be an end to all things.

—Dreamer,
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind


January 11, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

I want to become a spy like Joshua and Caleb. I've crossed the river and tangled with a few giants, but I want to go back and say to those who are hesitating: "Don't be afraid to cross over. The Promised Land is worth possessing, and we are not alone."

I want to be a spy for hope.

—Katherine Paterson

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January 10, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute
When a child draws, he doesn't intend to distort, but to set down exactly what he sees. And as his gaze is direct, he sees the lines that create motion.

—Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners (paraphrased)
As a writer, she intends to see the lines of spiritual motion.

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