Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Frozen World




I dream of winter. Winter like the winters in fairy tales, where the world is a blanket of white, when the branches are like roses dipped in glass, the windows etched with icy lace, when all sound is muffled in the utter stillness, and in the silence the senses grow heightened to a razor's edge.




Winters that bring thoughts of wrought iron walls hiding snow-white gardens, of glass coffins and endless forests, of nights where the wind howls like wild beasts and the windows rattle in the cold. Winters that whisper of secrets beneath the whiteness, waiting for the ice to thaw and the snow to melt and reveal them to our eyes.




Wintry Inspiration

Books

Clockwork by Phillip Pullman
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
The Veil of Snows by Mark Hellprin and Chris Van Allsburg




Music

Bjork - "Aurora"
Bjork - "Frosti"
Emilie Simon - "The Frozen World"
Enya - "Athair ar Meamh"
Enya - "Lothlorien"
Vanessa Carlton - "Half a Week Before the Winter"




Movies

Legend
"Lithium" (Evanescence music video)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

2 comments:

l0veyd0veyd00 said...

wish my place have snow too :(

Algernon Misanthrope said...

Dear Cair Paravel,

What fantastic photographs.

They are beautiful!

Fabulous!

Regards,
Algernon Misanthrope