The Poetry of Life, by Bliss Carman published in 1905. [Stein PR4441 P6 1905] #uiowa #specialcollections #libraries #beautifulbookoftheday #poetry #publishersbinding #finebinding #flowers #20thcentury
LOVE IS: The quest for an affirming, proud and affectionate love match that will stand the test of time.
FALLS IN LOVE: Romantically. INFPs make the health of their relationships central in their lives.
FALLS OUT OF LOVE: May find it difficult to accept the end of a relationship. Are likely to…
“In the Byzantine Empire, as today, rings exchanged during the marriage rite witnessed a couple’s legitimate union. Three rings were associated with this rite of passage: one ring for engagement and two for marriage. The bezels were decorated with images and words of symbolic importance or inscribed with the names of the couple. In Greek Orthodox custom, following the Byzantine tradition, the ring is worn on the right, or “correct” hand, related to the acceptability of the marriage through an ancient rite of the clasping of the right hands.”
—Put a Ring On It
Engagement Ring with a Greek Inscription, about A.D. 1175–1300. Gold and enamel, 1 3/16 in. diam. Image courtesy of the National Archaeological Museum, Athens
aquariums are one of my favorite places to be
this made me really calm for no reason at all