Armillary Sphere Ring
Amazing gold ring circa 1780, of interlocking hinged hoops which unfold into a miniature armillary sphere, with a crystal covered bezel containing a lock of hair. The interlocking hoops are concealed when the ring is closed. Armillary spheres were used to show the movement of the planets around the sun, but the ring would not have been usable as such and illustrates the interest in science in the 18th century.
The fact there’s a lock of hair in the ring makes me wonder if it didn’t symbolize that that person was the sun they orbited around.
パーフェクト・ブルー (Perfect Blue), Satoshi Kon (1998)
I’m trying to love people because they exist
and not because of what they can do for me.
One day you’ll get used to the mud in your lungs and your veins and your eyes, and you’ll feel fine.
I am I, and I wish I weren’t.
People react primarily to direct experience and not to abstractions; it is very rare to find anyone who can become emotionally involved with an abstraction.
a short summary of my life