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conclamatio-mortis:

"Front cover of First Issue of Embalmers’ Monthly, April, 1892"
"

They are all goddesses;
Nodding like flowers,
They are further and more delicate
Than the years that dwindle;
They are deeper in darkness
Than the hours.

Celestial,
Slenderly lethal things,
Beautifully little like clouds:
Lead driftwood that has blown.

"

-The Elm, Dylan Thomas (via ontheedgeofdarkness)

(Source: beyondstyx, via ontheedgeofdarkness)


funeralfaerie:

A young girl laid out in the parlor, circa 1910. It was not uncommon to dress dead young girls in what looked like a wedding veil and dress to symbolize their purity as they go to ‘meet God’.
"The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility."
-Emil Cioran (via blackestdespondency)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)


fernsandmoss:

CRUCIFIX IN THROAT TEN DAYS REMOVED WITHOUT KNIFE (April, 1924)
After lying for ten days, embedded in the throat of a patient in a Boston hospital, a crucifix, two inches long, was extracted without surgery. X-rays located the obstruction and, although the victim was at the point of strangulation, no knife was used, despite the fact that the prongs had become lodged in the sides of the windpipe.
Fastened in an upright position, the cross arms are believed to have prevented the piece from penetrating further.