library of water

Anonymous - The British Library Board - Flowers And Water (083439) Japanese Blockprints (Olga Hirsch collection of decorated papers, bequeathed to the British Library in 1968) Late 19th Century Chiyogami, with Chrysanthemums symbolizing Imperial Japan, and Red Carnations suggesting romantic love (© 2016 The British Library)


Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) 

American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Dust jacket front and back from Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie. The Poetry of Maya Angelou. New York: Random House, 1971.


Reflections on wet pavements. The city itself is a natural watercolourist! It’s been a long rainy day at the library, and although I feel frustrated with myself and my work right now, it was worth rolling up just for this.
2016, Photo Diary, April 11.

hey guys!!! just wanted to update you- im almost done with my second semester harvard!! i’m so excited to be going home for a little while soon then it’s off to paris this summer! but before then, i need to make it through the rest of this semester. here’s my current setup to write my environmental ethics & romanticism essay. here goes nothing!


My first thought when I visited The Sentinel Enclave and Library in The Longest Journey was how they managed to keep the books in good condition after hundreds of years in such a humid place (look at the water in the lower floor). It’s what you get for being an archivist. The library holds The Scriptures of the Balance, the cannonical books of the Sentinel priests. The place is kept by the librarian Minstrum Yerin, who helps the main character, April Ryan, to find the information she needs.


Disney Princesses get turned into Avatar:The last Airvender (by cartooncookie )

water bender is ariel

firebender is anna

rapunzel of the ancient sun warriors

swamp bender is tiana

fire lord is maleficent

waterbender is elsa

firebender is princess jasmine

belle and the mystical library

earthbender is cinderella

snow white and the seven are earth benders


Very excited to finally complete my latest series, “Avatar Locations” featuring my favorite locations from Avatar the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra.


The High Water Library by A Dreaming Ogre
Via Flickr:

Sea Witch’s Scapegoat


What is a scapegoat?

A scapegoat is an object or perhaps even a sigil or whatever really that takes the curses or negative energy that’s meant for you. Whether it reflects it back to the sender or takes it into itself is something you can choose. However, the one I’m posting about is the former. Scapegoats are WONDERFUL additions to any home. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

What do I need?

  • Two clam shells. They do need to comfortably fit together, so they should relatively be the same size.
  • Thread to tie the two together. Color depends on you, but since this is for the scapegoat spell, you’ll probably want white for extra protection.
  • Small bells, marbles etc to put inside the shell.
  • Something personal to you. To make it easy it could be a nail clipping or some hair, it just needs to be something you identify as being you.
  • A piece of something reflective. Can be from a mirror, glass, sunglasses, maybe even dimes.

I have everything ready. What do I do?

Cleanse the two shells with ocean water. Hold the two shells together where they would connect, but keep it slightly open. Visualize just enough of your energy filling the inside of the shells. Put in a piece of yourself to help and something to make noise for when you shake it later. And if possible, a small piece of something reflective. Tie the two shells together with the thread. Speak: “Please take all curses and negative energy meant for me and reflect it back to them.” Keep it facing your window of the area you’re in most often.

Shake the shell to become accustomed to the sounds it makes. Sometimes it will make those noises when it is taking the brunt of the negative energy for you so you know when it’s happening. To keep its energies up, simply splash some ocean water on it however often you feel it needs. Once a month seems plenty.