If they get back in touch… if you talk to Rose, just tell her… tell her… Oh, she knows.
Auf Wiedersehen, darling.
Rest with the angels, Eleanor Parker. Auf Wiedersehen, darling. You will be sorely missed. </3
she passed away today
|—||Virginia Woolf, Selected Letters (via skyschai)|
One of my favorite things in the world is how people who work on dubs try to translate jokes, because sometimes it mercifully translates well, and other times, you just have to make one up.
So consider me laughing because in La Bella Durmiente / Sleeping Beauty (the 1959 Spanish dub) they had to…
"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.
The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”
All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.
And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”
|—||Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, 1978 Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (via withoutawarning)|
some cats are different.
"Why are you looking at me as if I’m doing something strange?"