IV century roman mosaics inside the Mausoleum of Santa Costanza, monumental complex of St. Agnes Outside the Walls, Rome
Built by Costantina, daughter of Costantin I, as a mausoleum near the basilica erected above the catacombs of St. Agnes , it would later become known as the church of Santa Costanza, when Constantina was venerated as saint.
Seasons according to the North
IT IS THAT DAY IN MARCH TODAY
A Softer World: 1070
(the woods are just trees, and I am lost)
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Western Greek. 3rd - 2nd Century BC.
Gold ear-ring, in the form of a plunging dolphin with a hook soldered to the tail; the eyes are represented by rosettes, and over the forehead is a palmette in corded wire; the two halves of the dolphin are soldered together, the line of junction covered by plain and beaded wires.
"dayum. that post. look at you go. (i'm just scared about learning how to use the subway. that's where i'm at.)"
oh thanks like I had this epiphany the other day of basically WAIT WHAT THE FUCK YOU NEED TO STOP BEING SO CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK BECAUSE YOUR ENTIRE LIFE LITERALLY DEPENDS ON IT so
hey the subway is super cool I wish we had one here
I’ve been thinking a lot about this whole Millennial thing and what I’ve decided is that elder generations hate us because they look back and they see us being selfish and they forget that this is the time in our lives to be selfish, that at this point in our humanly existence we are designing the life we’ll have to live, we’re designing the person we’re going to be for the next seventy years, and so we have to be selfish
you don’t have to stay in that shitty relationship or nurture that toxic friendship or accept negativity into your life
we’re in the process of laying down the foundation of our entire goddamn life; this is our time to be selfish and set up boundaries and define what right and wrong is to us
and I think when older generations look back at us and they see this they forget that once they were young and also had the opportunity to make the brutal all-encompassing decisions that we make on a regular basis
because once we’re settled in careers (or not) and have children (or not) and long term partners (or not) it becomes much harder to change our path (it’s not impossible, but there are more stakeholders when you’re older, you’re not just living for yourself)
and so they look back and see us building our lives and they see selfishness where so many of us see a passionate need for independence and I think that it’s a kind of revolution, that we so calmly demand a chance to construct better lives for ourselves
because I really do believe that better lives makes for a better world
and I think maybe we’re realising that the first step to building a better world is to make our own inner world a little bit better first.