She recognized the strange happiness that came from loving something without knowing why you did, that strange happiness that was sometimes so big that it felt like sadness. It was the way she felt when she looked at the stars.

Behind the scenes by James Minchin III (x)

[…] He’s around my age, in that space between child and man, maybe all of seventeen years old. I’m not sure how I know this. I can only see the back of his head, his dark hair curling damply against his neck. I feel the dry heat of the sun, so intense, drawing the life from everything. There’s a strange orange light filling the eastern sky. There’s the heavy smell of smoke. For a moment I’m filled with such a smothering grief that it’s hard to breathe. I don’t know why. I take a step toward the boy, open my mouth to call his name, only I don’t know it. The ground crunches under my feet. He hears me. He starts to turn. One more second and I will see his face. That’s when the vision leaves me. I blink, and it’s gone.


The site of Julius Caesar’s assassination: the Theatre of Pompey in Rome.

When he saw that he was beset on every side by drawn daggers, he muffled his head in his robe, and at the same time drew down its lap to his feet with his left hand, in order to fall more decently, with the lower part of his body also covered. And in this wise he was stabbed with three and twenty wounds, uttering not a word, but merely a groan at the first stroke, though some have written that when Marcus Brutus rushed at him, he said in Greek, “You too, my child?”

All the conspirators made off, and he lay there lifeless for some time, and finally three common slaves put him on a litter and carried him home, with one arm hanging down.”

-Roman historian Suetonius in The Lives of the Twelve Caesars 1.82.2-4 (trans. Rolfe).

The Theatre of Pompey was one of the first permanent theatres in Rome, and was dedicated in 55 BC during the late Republic. It was commissioned by Pompey primarily was a way to gain political popularity during his second consulship, and was inspired by his visit to a Greek theatre in Mytilene. 

The first photo was taken by franfeeley, and the reconstruction of the theatre was done by Lasha Tskhondia, via the Wiki Commons.

“It’s beautiful. I’ll joke with my sister and tell her, 'Hey, I'm a film star.' Her response is always the same. She will say, 'That's nice, Amanda. Now go clean up after the cat.'”

It’s beautiful. I’ll joke with my sister and tell her, 'Hey, I'm a film star.' Her response is always the same. She will say, 'That's nice, Amanda. Now go clean up after the cat.'


this world is going to burn, burn, burn, burn, as long as we’re going down, baby you should stick around

These violent delights have violent ends.
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (via ladyrosenred)

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"Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy—all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of the shade that conceals it, the flame inside the lamp remains the same. You are that flame. That’s what I believe."
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