My name is Josephine. I hide in thin veils of crisp morning air, the dust in childhood friends, and I make walls with paper worlds. I also have an intangible prince with the voice of the colour of the morning air and the texture of veil.
books; The Little Prince, all seven Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban / Goblet of Fire / Half-Blood Prince, The Last Unicorn, The Neverending Story, A Little Princess, The Secret Garden, I Capture the Castle, Ballet Shoes, The Vampire Lestat, biographies and many more books for me to love (I only read in English).
history; Ancient Rome, middle and high Middle Ages, the Black Plague, the Habsburgs, Italian Renaissance, French Baroque, Victorian England, the Romanovs, stories from World War II.
art; Arthur Rackham, Alphonse Mucha, Edmund Dulac, William Bougereau, Leonardo DaVinci, John William Waterhouse, Botticelli, Hieronymous Bosch, Titian, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Cicely Mary Barker (I like the Preraphaelites most)
films; A Little Princess, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Interview with the Vampire, Marie Antoinette, Finding Neverland, The Virgin Suicides, Lord of the Rings trilogy, 101 Dalmatians, Phoebe in Wonderland, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
melodies; Sigur Ros, Au Revoir Simone, Joanna Newsom, Patrick Wolf, Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart, Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovski, Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frederick Händel, Yann Tiersen, Kalafina, Emilie Simone, Versailles, Lareine, Malice Mizer.
animals; deer, wolves, fennec foxes, swallows, swans, skylarks, rabbits, bears, squirrels, mice, cats, bats, (big) dogs
longings; Iceland, forests, perpetual childhood, ballerina, secret gardens, boarding schools, magic, all the books I could ever want, creativity, freckles, blonde eyelashes, peter-pan collars, sailing the oceans, northern lights.
music boxes to hide secrets, synaesthesia, apple trees, boats, endless forests, crisp morning air, cliffs by the sea, kitten paws, velvet ribbons, shaped rings, oxford shoes and cambridge satchels, discoveries, ghostly dresses, stars reluctant to leave a lilac morning sky, whale and bird song, french braids, childlike wonder, tiny carousels, fragile things, lavenders and forget-me-nots and bluebells, fairy rings, the texture of books, sad weather, traditional childlike things, blanket forts, mythology, imagined realities.
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