A Oxford está sempre pensando em produtos cada vez mais versáteis e bonitos para levar mais alegria para a sua rotina. A linha Full é uma grande novidade de 2017. Estampamos essas peças tanto por dentro quanto por fora. Elas estão totalmente decoradas com padronagens modernas e cheias de personalidade. #oxford#utilicasa#utilidadesdomesticas#porcelana#decoracao#instadecor
I did a thing. This is Gandalf's mark, the letter G in Tolkien's runic Cirth script, as written by The Professor's own hand. In The Hobbit, Gandalf is described as etching a "queer symbol" in Bilbo's door to indicate the location of the Dwarves' meeting. Tolkien never directly indicates what the symbol is, but in an old drawing of his it seems that he likely envisioned a set of runes indicating that a "burglar" in need of a job was offering a free meal. However, in PJ's adaptation of The Hobbit, a rudimentary form of Gandalf's oft-used personal signature (this rune) is used, functionally marking Bilbo's home as the starting point for the story's grand adventure.
Gandalf/Olórin has always been a very important figure to me. As a great Maia spirit who was the sole recipient of Nienna's teachings on compassion, he is one of the greatest examples of a Bodhisattva-esque figure in Tolkien's legendarium, and his clear association with Odin (albeit a far gentler version) has often piqued my interest as a lover of Norse mythology.
But perhaps most importantly, I associate this symbol with the function that it ended up serving in the PJ film - as a call to adventure. It is the mark of a guide on the path, one who both initiates the journey and guides the adventurer as far as they can be led.
The location was chosen because the left foot is where the བླ ("bLa"/"soul") begins its monthly journey through the body in the Tibetan tradition (for men - for women it begins on the right side). This felt like a most apt location for such a symbol of adventure.
Feels good to have a little piece of Tolkien with me forever. I wouldn't be who I am today if not for his works. In fact, I very likely would not be here at all. "It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule." #oxford#UK#England#Tolkien#Gandalf#rune#LOTR#TheHobbit#adventure#journey#tat#symbol#cirth#bodyart#bLa
It's honestly enough just to hear Finn's English accent while saying things like, "over there," "college," and "I've got to wee." But sure, Oxford, I don't mind taking a stroll down your old, twisty, charming streets!
Dear V. Between uni stress, trying to find a job and the occasional homesickness I sometimes forget how beautiful Oxford is. Showing my parents around reminded me how lucky we are to live here for a bit. I'm glad to hear that you've been reunited with your piano. Hope the music keeps you motivated during dissertation time 💪🎹 S.