10 beautiful Italian words

1. scrosciare (vb.): the action of rain pouring down heavily or of waves hitting rocks and cliffs

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2.  meriggiare (vb.): to rest at noon, more likely in a shady spot outdoors

3. lapidoso (adj.): full of stones, said of roads or of the bottom of a river.

4. innaffiare (vb.): to water something, especially a garden, a plant, a flower, etc

5. cruore (n.): it literally means “flowing blood”

6. nottivago (n.): of a person who wanders at night; night-roamer

7. terrifico (adj.): of something or someone that terrifies, that provokes terror

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8. ansare (vb.): to hardly breathe, to be out of breath

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9. nequizia (n.): wickedness, evilness, iniquity or evil action

Originally posted by jgmgray

10. morituro (adj.): of someone who is next or destined to die


We are the choices we make 

↳ Regina chose to be “good”, to be better than who she used to be, because Henry, Snow and Robin all helped her to realize that she was finally ready to both love and be loved. Zelena, however, allowed her envy of Regina and Dorothy to get the better of her and she chose the path of “wickedness”


Kalahira, mistress of inscrutable depths, I ask forgiveness.
Kalahira, whose waves wear down stone and sand.
Kalahira, wash the sins from this one and set her on the distant shore of the infinite spirit.
Kalahira, this one’s heart is pure, but beset by wickedness and contention.
Guide this one to where the traveler never tires, the lover never leaves, the hungry never starve. Guide this one, Kalahira, and she will be a companion to you as she was to me.

People who claim that they’re evil are usually no worse than the rest of us… It’s people who claim that they’re good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.
—   Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Most of our Christianity is based on clichés that we read on the back of Christian tee shirts. Most of our Christianity comes from songwriters and not the Bible. Most of what we believe is dictated to us through our culture and not by the Bible. The Bible never teaches that a person can be a genuine Christian and live in continuous carnality and wickedness and sin all the days of their life. But the Bible teaches that the genuine Christian has been given a new nature. The genuine Christian has a Father who loves them and disciplines them and watches over them and cares for them.
—  Paul Washer
Happy Birthday Zelda Fitzgerald! Read the Author’s Breathtaking & Erratic Love Letters to Scott

To honor Zelda’s birthday, July 24, we are celebrating her love with F. Scott Fitzgerald. “The Romance between F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald was one of the most passionate and tumultuous of all time. Through his alcoholism and her mental illness, his career lows and her institutional confinement, their devotion to each other endured for over twenty two years.” Below you can find excerpts from her beautifully, abstractly written letters to her love, Scott. 

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“Men often complain of the wickedness of women. Of how we delight in what power we have over their hearts. But they reign over everything else so, of course, they grudge us this, should we ever come to rule over this thing the size of their fist. I had to restrain in myself the urge to laugh at him, at the idea that he loved me, that he truly loved me.”

–Alexander Chee, The Queen of the Night

25. Krampus

“I am not a devil, fool. Do you ever wonder why you seek the Devil with such vigor? I shall tell you. Because you cannot face your own wickedness. The truth is there is no Devil making you torture, rape, murder, and sodomize one another, or making you destroy the very land that feeds you. There is only you. So look at yourself, for you are the only devil in this room.” - Brom, Krampus: The Yule Lord