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Sap (1992)

Sap is the second studio EP by the American rock band Alice in Chains. It was released on February 4, 1992 through Columbia Records.

About music and lyrics

The EP features guest vocals by Ann Wilson from the band Heart, who joined vocalist Layne Staley and guitarist Jerry Cantrell for the choruses of “Brother” and “Am I Inside.” The EP also features Mark Arm of Mudhoney and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, who appeared together on the song “Right Turn,” credited to “Alice Mudgarden” in the liner notes. The song was featured in the 2001 film Black Hawk Down.

Regarding the lyrical content, Cantrell said he wrote “Brother” about his relationship with his younger brother.The song specifically refers to the period after Cantrell’s parents divorced, when his younger brother went off to live with his father while he stayed with his mother, and Cantrell said that the song “was a way of trying to build a bridge.” Commenting on “Got Me Wrong,” Cantrell said he wrote the song about a relationship where one person thinks he or she can change the other person, and added that the song speaks of “the different ways that men and women see each other.”

A version of the song “Rooster” was recorded during the sessions for “Sap” and was to be included on the EP, but the band then decided to use the song on their second full-length album instead. This recording is featured on the band’s 1999 release “Music Bank”.

Omg Zuko would always lose fights with his significant other because the two of them would be yelling at each other and then the other would be like “even if I’m wrong, you still think I’m gorgeous don’t you?” with a sly smirk on their face and Zuko is so easily flustered that he could never ever make a comeback to that he’d just stare with angry shock then walk away huffing and puffing smoke

Frankincense & Myrrh Resin

Many people associate frankincense and myrrh with the biblical story of the Three Wise Men bringing gifts in honor of the birth of baby Jesus. However, frankincense and myrrh were sacred scents to many mother cultures around the World long before Christianity. Originating in Arabia and Africa, the valuable properties of these resins have been recognized and used for both religious and non-religious reasons for at least 5000 years.

So what is Frankincense and Myrrh? 

Frankincense and Myrrh are both tree saps, Collected by cutting or peeling back the tree’s bark, Allowing sap of the tree to ooze out.

(Frankincense (Boswellia family)  on Left, Myrrh (Commiphora family) on Right) 

So you might be wondering, What are they used for? And how can I incorporate them into my practice?

Frankincense

  • Often used as an intense purifier – burn the resin to cleanse and energize a sacred space
  • Often added to other magical mixtures in order to increase their potency due to the powerful vibrations of energy that are released from it when it is burned 
  • Associated with good fortune in business - Due to its “Gold” Pure color
  • Associated with the Sun, Life, Power,  and with Masculine Powers
  • Drives away and Exorcizes negative energies and evil
  • Induces visions when burned during meditation
  • It is burned for Divine Protection
  • Also burned for Courage, and Strength

Myrrh 

similar to frankincense in many ways
  • Associated with feminine powers, and the Moon
  • Purifies the area, lifts the vibrations aids in meditation and creates peace. However, it is seldom burned alone; usually it is paired with frankincense
  • Its smoke is used to consecrate, purify and bless objects such as amulets, talismans, charms, and magical tools
  • Guards against evil
  • Protection and also for hex breaking
  • Myrrh will help ease the troubled soul in its grieving, And assists in understanding personal sorrow.
  • Commonly used as incense to honor Goddess Hecate, Since it is associated with death, and the moon.


* Because Frankincense is associated with our Masculine (and life) side Myrrh is associated with our Feminine (and Death), When they are used to together, They create the ultimate balance. They bring clarity, and understanding to the world around us. This is why it is a popular incense to use during Mediation, Divination, Or Magical Workings.

anonymous asked:

But the question is how far does jason need to lean down to kiss piper

                  `hmn. i should go find out…thanks for the idea, grey.`

jason doesn’t really consider their heights
a lot. he knows she’s small enough that
he can rest his chin on her head when
she’s standing in front of him.

               that she has to go up on her tiptoes to kiss 
               along his jawline, or get her arms over his
               shoulders…

he knows if he’s sitting down and she’s
standing up then she’s at the perfect
height to lean his head on her shoulder
or bury his face in her neck.

               now is as good a time as any to find out what
               difference or fit can be found here, too.
               (plus, kisses—he’s only too happy to solve this
                problem.)

do you ever just start thinking about your best friend and how great they are and how, even if they can’t see it, you somehow know without a doubt that they’re one of the most incredible people you’ve ever met and it’s just like, they’re funny and cute and kind and beautiful and just so freaking important that you can’t even believe that you’re lucky enough to be friends with them??? i mean wo w

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  • It’s just an L

  • It’s just a stare

  • It’s just a smile

  • It’s just a wink

  • It’s just a look

  • It’s just a lovebite

  • It’s just a jacket

  • It’s just a hug

  • It’s just a grip

  • It’s just a whisper

  • It’s just a tweet

  • It’s just a meal

  • It’s just a touch

  • It’s just a snuggle

  • It’s just a boy

  • and another boy

  • in love with each other

credit to the owners of the gifs

and here we are, 19 hair colours later, all grown up and not sophisticated at all but that’s why we love him :-)

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Dear Matt,

I was just another girl in that huge line at Amoeba Music two years ago. I smiled and asked you and Karen, “Can you sign my bow tie?”

"Of course we can sign your bow tie!" You grinned at me.

I know I probably looked completely calm, but I was shaking and my heart was hammering. Meeting you meant so, so, much to me.

Because you don’t know, but saved my life. You, and your Doctor, saved me. Those years were the hardest I’ve ever had to live through. But I had Doctor Who— I had the Doctor and Amy in the TARDIS, and whenever I watched an episode (or had a day-long marathon— too many of those than I’d care to admit, haha), I felt so much better. I could escape, if only for a little while.

So thank you, Matt. Thank you for playing the Doctor. Thank you for those long hours on youtube watching your silly interviews. Thank you for the Christmases where the Doctor Who specials were the perfect present. Thank you (and Karen!) for signing my bow tie. Thank you for for being you. 

I will miss seeing your Doctor, my Doctor, my raggedy man on my television screen. But I can’t wait to see where your acting career takes you.

Love,

Monica.