Symbolism was an artistic and literary movement, most prominent in France, Russia, and Belgium. The symbolist movement began in the late 19th century; it was a response to naturalism and realism, choosing to focus on spiritual and psychological experiences rather than the dull drone of day-to-day life.
The most influential precursor to the symbolists was Charles Baudelaire, whose poetry volume Les Fleurs du mal and translations of the works of Edgar Allan Poe left a deep impression on the budding movement.
Above all, symbolism valued confusion of the senses and creating new meanings to existing objects and ideas. Symbolism believed that the purpose of art is to depict that which cannot be depicted; by using symbols to signify concepts that cannot be conveyed in simple terms, symbolists hoped to create a more accurate image of the ineffable than matter-of-fact descriptions ever could.
Notable symbolists include Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Innokenty Annensky, Maximilian Voloshin, Siamanto, and Rachilde.
As Adam stared at his lap, penitent, he mused that there was something musical about Ronan when he swore, a careful and loving precision to the way he fit the words together, a black-painted poetry. It was far less hateful sounding than when he didn’t swear.
↳ We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
“All our land was enriched with my treasures buried in it, thickly inhabited just below the surface with my marbles and my teeth and my colored stones, all perhaps turned to jewels by now, held together under the ground in a powerful taut web which never loosened, but held fast to guard us.”
okay hear me out on this college au whatever idk and Bruce has this little part of his hair dyed green and he stops on his way to the school building for every homeless person he passes and gives them like a dollar a day and he has this little stray cat in his home and it was dark grey when he saved it from a thunderstorm in November but he’s washed it clean and its this tiny light grey fuzzy ball and whenever Bruce is doing yoga the cat comes to sit across from him
Bruce always drinks tea. Always. No coffee. Just tea.
Also he has like this enormous amount of shirts from charities or sweaters or pens all with different charity logos on them and he has a sweat that says “Stop pollution” and goes to protests about the environment and his instagram is filled with beautiful and breathtaking pictures of nature in the city and just