But the biggest surprise of “Aschenputtel” [Grimm brothers version of the Cinderella story] is that it’s not about landing the prince. It is about the girl herself: her strength, her perseverance, her cleverness. It is a story, really, about her evolution from child to woman.
It is Cinderella herself who plants the magic tree and requests the finery for the ball (which is celebrated over the course of three days). She walks to the party each night rather than traveling by enchanted coach. She leaves not because she has some arbitrarily imposed curfew but because she has danced enough. Then she escapes both the pursuing prince and her own father by hiding in a dovecote or nimbly scaling a tree.
When the prince finally comes a-calling, shoe in hand, Cinderella greets him in her sooty rags. He may be looking for the beauty with the dainty foot, but, as Joan Gould, the author of Spinning Straw into Gold, notes, she demands that he witness the woman she has been, dirt and all, not just the one she will become. So while he provides the occasion for her transformation, he is not the one responsible for it— she can only do that for herself.
White Blue Peacock
This bird is a crossbreed between blue and white peacocks. The result is one spectacular creature.
wow, I haven’t seen such a dramatic display of genetic mosaicism before.
It’s a Shiny Pokemon.
There are two kinds of people.
this needed to be on this blog because of reasons
So my work maaaay have scheduled me to work today despite me telling them that i wouldn’t be able to work until Wednesday….. work water u doin
You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job market with triple the unemployment isn’t interested in purchasing the assets of the generation who just blew an enormous housing bubble and kept it from popping through quantitative easing and out-and-out federal support? Curious.
When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials arent’ buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”)
Every time someone says we’re a lazy and entitled generation I’m going to show them this
They should be happy most of us haven’t moved to the moon yet
That actually sounds like a good idea at this point
Every single one of your actions suddenly becomes epic when you listen to this
I play this in my car while I’m driving.
I’m getting married and walking down the aisle to this song
I decided this a long time ago
Try petting the cats to this.
OMG PLEASE I CAN’T STOP DYING WITH THIS XD
Cleaning my room just become so much more fun
not even gonna lie- i listen to the PoTC soundtrack while playing minecraft all the time.
|Dread Pirate Mumbles:||it's like my UTERUS IS TRYING TO CONTACT ME THROUGH TERRARIA|
Japan .. you win again, another useless song stuck in my head for life.
the one in the yellow has so much groove though
i’d like to thank japan and tumblr for replacing my studying time with this irrelevant yet entertaining video
“When you’re sad, make onabe!”