william cullen


At first, I thought you and the others were gods. Then I realized you’re just men. And I know men. You think I’m scared of death? I’ve done it a million times. I’m fucking great at it. How many times have you died?

Le cose più belle di tutte sono quelle
sulla terra che presto passeranno.
La rosa che vive la sua piccola ora
È apprezzata oltre il fiore scolpito.

– William Cullen Bryan

Loveliest of lovely things are they
On earth that soonest pass away.
The rose that lives its little hour
Is prized beyond the sculptured flower.

💕 My love is sweet as the rose. Poets have immortalized roses as the flower of romantic, passionate love. 💕
“The rose is the perfume of the gods,
the joy of men, adorns the graces of love that blossoms,
is the favorite flower of Venus”.
– Anacreonte, Ode 51

  💕 Stanotte ti ho sognato mi stavi vicino e mi baciavi nel mio sogno.
Il mio amore è dolce come la rosa. 💕
La rosa simbolo di bellezza e perfezione, ammirata per la sua grazia ed eleganza. 💕

Tra i primi a descrivere l’origine della rosa fu il poeta Anacreonte:
La rosa è il profumo degli dei la gioia degli uomini orna le grazie dell'amore
che sboccia è il fiore prediletto di Venere.(Anacreonte, Ode 51)


Esme is, of course, a Family sim (Carlisle is a Knowledge sim) and family sims, if they rack up enough points, have a higher chance of twins, which paid off with her second pregnancy (apparently the Genie granted everyone TWO chances for kids).

Clara was born first.  She’s VERY Outgoing, Very Active, and Serious. 

Anne is very Outgoing, VERY Active, Serious, and Nice (I don’t know why Anne is the only one to have a lot of nice points–Esme and Carlisle have lots of nice points but they don’t seem to be passing them on! None of the others are either–Anne is the first really nice kid, all the others have been Grouchy or average.)


“Sadly, in order to restore things, the situation demands a blood sacrifice.”

Dr. Robert Ford, Westworld ep. 7 “Trompe-l'œil“

“To die, to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; aye, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause.”

William Shakespeare: Hamlet; Act III, Scene I.

I stumbled across Charity & Sylvia whilst researching marriage for a sociology essay. I was so excited, I bought it immediately. Rachel Hope Cleves delves into the lives of William Cullen Bryant’s aunt, Charity Bryant and her partner, Sylvia Drake. I absolutely cannot wait to dive into this one if only for a sense of historical validation. These two women laboured and loved for over 40 years, using the language of heterosexual marriage to describe their own union, recognised by their community as such, and lived courageously on their own terms in 19th Century America. Looking forward to finishing my homework for the day so I can start it.