Embrace your demons, or die by them

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Beyond Good and Evil

Welcome to my blog!
I'm Maria, 20.
The Lord of the Rings, music, nature, ballet and more :)

mererecorder:

Elf Hall by *JonHodgson

(Source: thorinkingoferebor, via tossme)

(Source: medievalvisions, via optimusx)

Edmund Gwerk: Smerom domov / On the way home

“[Family life must have been different] in the days when a family had fed on the produce of the same few miles of country for six generations, and that perhaps was why they saw nymphs in the fountains and dryads in the wood - they were not mistaken for there was in a sense real (not metaphorical) connections between them and the countryside. What had been earth and air and later corn, and later still bread, really was in them. We of course who live on a standardized international diet…are artificial beings and have no connection (save in sentiment) with any place on earth. We are synthetic men, uprooted. The strength of the hills is not ours.”

—    J.R.R. Tolkien, from an unpublished letter to Arthur Greeves, June 22, 1930 (via to-conquer-is-to-live)

(Source: radical-traditionalism, via ice-and-sunfire)

fictorum:

J.R.R. Tolkien in his greenhouse, as photographed by Valerie Finnis (1924-2006), from her book Garden People.

fictorum:

J.R.R. Tolkien in his greenhouse, as photographed by Valerie Finnis (1924-2006), from her book Garden People.

(Source: fictorvm, via catonhottinroof)

allthingseurope:

Orava Castle, Slovakia (by Tomas Sereda)

allthingseurope:

Orava Castle, Slovakia (by Tomas Sereda)

travelingcolors:

Bedruthan Pinks | England (by George-Edwards)