↳ 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”
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.
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.
“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.”
“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
“Pass me two more slices of bacon and six eggs please, and tell me why you’ve come here.”
Sophie stared at the blue jewel hanging from Howl’s ear and passed him egg after egg. “Why I came, young man?” she said. It was obvious after what she had seen of the castle. “I came because I’m your new cleaning lady, of course.”
“Are you indeed?” Howl said, cracking the eggs one-handed and tossing the shells among the logs, where Calcifer seemed to be eating them with a lot of snarling and gobbling. “Who says you are?”
“I do,” said Sophie, and she added piously, “I can clean the dirt from this place even if I can’t clean you from your wickedness, young man.”