It was actually on December 6th, but I’ve been so busy with school I totally forgot…
Anyway, since I don’t know her actual hatchday, December 6th is when I celebrate the day she first came to live with me :) It’s been 2 whole years! She’s nearly doubled in size and I’m so proud of her ;w;
So everyone wish Noel a happy (belated) hatchday! 2 years!
I’ll post some new photos of her soon; all the recent ones I took weren’t in very good poses to draw a party hat on :p
Happy birthday to Heinrich Heine, born on this day in 1797. This German poet, journalist, and critic was very influential in both literary and political circles. One such group was the Young Germany, a movement of writers who campaigned for principles of democracy and rationalism. Heine’s poems were popular in their own right and also when set to music by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Despite being burned and banned under Nazi rule, his work remains popular to this day.
(images from Heinrich Heine’s Memoirs (1910) and Poems of Heinrich Heine (1957))
“I wasn’t put on this earth to amass money or personal wealth. I was put on this earth to play guitar and write songs. You’ve just got to trust your instincts and realize that you can’t please all the people all the time. You’ve got to please yourself ultimately in the end.”
Happy birthday to Charlotte Brontë! A member of the prolific Brontë family, Charlotte published many works during her short life, including Jane Eyre and Villette. She often published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in order to avoid contemporary stereotypes of female authors. Enjoy these wood engravings of Jane Eyre and her flawed hero Mr. Rochester.
Born on this day in 1821, this Irish dancer and actress was also the mistress to Louis of Bavaria. In 1846, he offered her a castle and named her Countess of Landsfeld. Using her influence, she enacted liberal reforms in Bavaria. However, these reforms were not widely accepted and she was forced to flee at the beginning of the Revolutions of 1848. She then continued to travel the world as an entertainer and lecturer.