August 20th, 2014
At last Aragorn stood above the great gates, heedless of the darts of the enemy. As he looked forth he saw the eastern sky grow pale. Then he raised his empty hand, palm outward in token of parley.
The Orcs yelled and jeered. ‘Come down! Come down!’ they cried. ‘If you wish to speak to us, come down! Bring out your king! We are the fighting Uruk-hai. We will fetch him from his hole, if he does not come. Bring out your skulking king!’
‘The king stays or comes at his own will,’ said Aragorn.
‘Then what are you doing here?’ they answered. ‘Why do you look out? Do you wish to see the greatness of our army? We are the fighting Uruk-hai.’
‘ I looked out to see the dawn,’ said Aragorn.
‘What of the dawn?’ they jeered. ‘We are the Uruk-hai: we do not stop the fight for night or day, for fair weather or for storm. We come to kill, by sun or moon. What of the dawn?’
‘None knows what the new day shall bring him,’ said Aragorn. ‘Get you gone, ere it turn to your evil.’
‘Get down or we will shoot you from the wall,’ they cried.
‘This is no parley. You have nothing to say.’
‘I have still this to say,’ answered Aragorn. ‘No enemy has yet taken the Hornburg. Depart, or not one of you will be spared. Not one will be left alive to take back tiding to the North. You do not know your peril.’
So great a power and royalty was revealed in Aragorn, as he stood there alone above the ruined gates before the host of his enemies, that many of the wild men paused, and looked back over their shoulders to the valley, and some looked up doubtfully at the sky. But the Orcs laughed with loud voices; and a hail of darts and arrows whistled over the wall, as Aragorn leaped down.
- The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien PG 704
August 7th, 2014
Finally! :) - © photonmessage.com -

Finally! :) - © photonmessage.com -

July 21st, 2014
We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it. Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance. We can be sure that whoever sneers at her name as if she were the ornament of a bourgeois past — whether he admits it or not — can no longer pray and soon will no longer be able to love.
Hans Urs von Balthasar, The Glory of the Lord: A Theological Aesthetics: Seeing the Form (via vincentsquotes)
“No”, said Gandalf, “That is not the road that you must take. I have spoken words of hope. But only of hope. Hope is not victory […] . “
- The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien
July 11th, 2014

“Then what shall we do now?” said Gimli. “We cannot pursue them through the whole fastness of Fangorn. We have come ill supplied. If we do not find them soon, we shall be of no use to them, except to sit down beside them and show our friendship by starving together.”
“If that is indeed all we can do, then we must do that, “ said Aragorn “let us go on”

- “The Two Towers” by J.R.R. Tolkien
pg 640-641

June 1st, 2014
Chi, al suo nome [bellezza], increspa al sorriso le labbra, giudicandola come il ninnolo esotico di un passato borghese, di costui si può essere sicuri che - segretamente o apertamente - non è più capace di pregare e, presto, nemmeno di amare
"La percezione della forma - Gloria (volume 1)" by Hans Urs Von Balthasar 
May 29th, 2014
The devil will try to upset you by accusing you of being unworthy of the blessings that you have received. Simply remain cheerful and do your best to ignore the devil’s nagging. If need be even laugh at the absurdity of the situation. Satan, the epitome of sin itself, accuses you have unworthiness! When the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.
St. Teresa of Avila (via invicemsunt)
April 26th, 2014
There is no age limit to enjoy beauty. There is no age limit to play with little pool of water :) - © photonmessage. com -

There is no age limit to enjoy beauty. There is no age limit to play with little pool of water :) - © photonmessage. com -

April 4th, 2014
At aunt’s flat there is always a new amazing piece of past to discover. I wonder what happened to this Church :) - ©photonmessage.com -

At aunt’s flat there is always a new amazing piece of past to discover. I wonder what happened to this Church :) - ©photonmessage.com -

March 29th, 2014
Maybe I am just crazy, but each time I see a lonely stuffed animal in a shop, clearly almost bought or just accidentally left there , I imagine that little thing crying for the missed adventures and looking for a new friend. Who knows if this little guy will find a new home :) - © photonmessage.com -

Maybe I am just crazy, but each time I see a lonely stuffed animal in a shop, clearly almost bought or just accidentally left there , I imagine that little thing crying for the missed adventures and looking for a new friend. Who knows if this little guy will find a new home :) - © photonmessage.com -