Souvent la beauté n'est pas perçue parce qu'elle est dans un désert, ou parce que l’œil qui pourrait l'apprécier ne s'est pas présenté - souvent elle est vénérée et portée aux nues alors qu'elle n'existe pas ; mais jamais elle ne doit manquer là où un cœur frémit d'ardeur et de ravissement, ou bien là où deux âmes se consument l'une pour l'autre ; car sans elle le cœur se tait, et l'amour entre les âmes se meurt.
“Brigitta”, Adalbert STIFTER, Cambourakis, 2015, pp. 51-52
- Parce que, répondit-elle à voix basse, je ne puis exiger qu'un amour extrême. Je sais que je suis laide, et à cause de cela j'exigerai un amour plus grand que ne le ferait la plus belle fille du monde. Grand comment, je ne sais pas, mais il me semble qu'il devrait être sans mesure et sans fin.
“Brigitta”, Adalbert STIFTER, Cambourakis, 2015, pp. 61-62
This is one of my favorite goddesses of Norse mythology. she is called Nerthus / Njärd or Nalavi as she was known in my home province Närke. She was known as a part of the Vanir and was goddes over the summer, the earth and the oceans warm winds. She is said to be all Vanirs first mother when she along with the sea god Njord gave birth to Frey and Freya, which gave rise to the birth of spring.
Nerthus have just ben described two time in the norse mythology we know as today. The first time was in Germany when she was pulled on a carriage of three red oxen (who was also her sons) she was covered with a white cloth seens she was too sacred to be seen during the holydays.
The second time was in southern Sweden and Denmark when she create Denmark’s islands and the lakes of Sweden when she with her red oxen plowed away large pieces of land from Sweden which she then threw into the sea after making a bet with the King of Sweden. she is described to have have dark skin like the brown earth and her hair straight and black like the dark deep seas laying along her back down to the earth like a tree’s roots.
If you want to know more about her you can read about her in Brigitta Onsell’s book “Jordens Moder i Norden” (I’m sorry but I do not know of any good books about Nalavi in English.) you can also just seend me a message with the question and i will do my best to answer it.
The Sound of Music 30 Day Challenge, Day 3- Favorite Von Trapp Child
Brigitta Von Trapp
This one’s hard, though I’d have to say it was almost a tie between Liesl and Brigitta. But alas– when I think of how I enjoyed the Sound of Music when I was 12, I think of how I’ve always wanted to play Brigitta in a play. It doesn’t help that Angela Cartwright is adorable, too.