Beauty and the Beast, Bluebeard, Rumpelstiltskin & The Star Money
Beauty and the Beast: What makes a person beautiful in your eyes?
Being kind and considerate, and then being passionate about something.
Bluebeard: Name one character flaw!
perfectionism, which leads me to accomplishing absolutely nothing.
What is the meaning of your url?
Polis is this kind of
nickname I gave to myself, because using my whole name is sometimes
tiring. I like the implications of antiquity it has, like my head is
this whole city - full of stories and different characters living their
lifes. And weird, because sometimes I am weird, and it came from this
Alice in Wonderland quote, not that I translated it properly, lol.
The Star Money:
What is your most prized possesion?
Ouch, tough one for a
hoarding dragon like m-…The collection of photographs with birthday
wishes from my friends, which I keep in my breviary, because it reminds
me I’ve been loved.
We’re currently processing a collection of rare book leaves. Some of them are beautiful, but extremely difficult to identify!
This is a leaf of a Spanish breviary from 1425, but we don’t know what the text says, what city or monastery it may be from, or who may have commissioned it. Do you know anything about this leaf? Or maybe you know someone who does?
Get in touch via Tumblr or email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention “Spanish breviary manuscript” in the subject line.
Feast of All Saints – Breviary Meditations
* Taken from Daily Breviary Meditations: Meditations for
Every Day on the Scriptural Lessons of the Roman Breviary, in accordance
with the Encyclical “Divino Afflante,” written by the
Most Rev. Joseph Angrisani, Bishop of Casale-Monferrato, and translated
by Rev. Father Joseph A. McMullin of St. Charles Seminary at
Philadelphia, PA (Vol. 4; New York: Benziger Brothers, Inc., 1954).
Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a lavishly illustrated Franciscan breviary. The historiated initial shows David with his harp. The border contains fantastical creatures, and owls, and dragons, and naked figures fighting, and angels bearing coats of arms, and… well really there is just so much going on here that the best thing you can do is take a proper close-up look! If this image isn’t high res enough for you, check out the original over on Flickr.