not a painting of me, but i’m kind of jealous of the princess’s bed.
(except for the annoying vegetable keeping her awake )
restful gentle dreams
soft, fluffy, feathery, warm
in my sleeping nest.
*La Principessa sul pisello/The Princess on the Pea
art credit: Gennadin Spirin
story credit: Hans Christian Anderson
‘o sleep, o gentle sleep,’ i thought gratefully, ‘nature’s soft nurse!’
*”The Princess and the Pea” (Danish: “Prinsessen paa Ærten”; direct translation: “The Princess on the Pea”) is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson about a young woman whose royal ancestry is established by a test of her sensitivity. The tale was first published in May of 1835.
Andersen had heard the story as a child, and it likely has its source in folk material, possibly originating from Sweden, as it is unknown in the Danish oral tradition. Neither “The Princess and the Pea” nor Andersen’s other tales of 1835 were well received by Danish critics, who disliked their casual, chatty style and their lack of morals.
a pencil can write 45,000 words
if you have some time on your hands, maybe give this fact a try. according to reports, the average pencil can write roughly 45,000 words and draw a line that is 38 miles long (61.2 km) long. what’s for sure, you’ll need a few stacks of paper on hand to try this one out. as a huge fan of writing utensils, this is very exciting news!
“a pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.”
source credits: getty images, mental floss
yeti has always held a secret dream of co-starring in a judy garland film
“somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”
glenn frey the cat not the rocker
patti smith the rocker not the cat.
“in art and dream may you proceed with abandon.
in life may you proceed with balance and stealth.”
With a $49 Raffle Ticket,
You Could Win an Island Resort in Micronesia
if you’ve ever dreamed of giving it all up
to go live on a tropical island somewhere,
we may have found your one-way ticket
—as well as your future career.
As Condé Nast Traveler reports, Doug and Sally Beitz are giving away the Kosrae Nautilus Resort, which the couple has run for the last 22 years. With the purchase of a $49 raffle ticket, you’ll be entered in a lottery that will be drawn on July 26. The winner becomes the 100 percent owner of the 16-bedroom hotel located on Micronesia’s Kosrae Island. It’s an enterprise that, according to the raffle website, is “debt free,” and the resort features a swimming pool, private beach, fully-stocked restaurant, and SCUBA dive operation. The winner also inherits $10,000 in the company bank account. There’s just one caveat: If fewer than 50,000 tickets are sold, the resort is off the market and the Beitzs will split the money from the lottery with the winner.
Why in the world would the innkeepers abandon a life of island bliss? “We’ve had our time in the sun and enjoyed a career most people would never even dare dream about, but our current goal now is to become professional grandparents,” Doug Beitz says on the contest website. “We feel like a new chapter in our lives is beginning, and we’re ready to pass the baton to someone else.”
credits: mentalfloss, caitlin schneider, conde nast traveler, kosrae nautilus resort
dreaming together at nap time
dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
-alfred lord tennyson
image/book credit: Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey
by Emily Winfield Martin
last night i had a dream about my friend who commandeered an old, rusty, garbage truck and put a huge plow on the front. he was determined to make it to my cottage to clear the driveway, and would do whatever it took to get here, mad max armageddon style. many thanks for your loyalty, my friend, and perhaps winter has worn out it’s welcome, even in my dreams.
Winter lingered so long in the lap of Spring that it occasioned a great deal of talk. – Bill Nye