little known fact - i'm a buffy the vampire slayer fanatic! so it was only natural - though i ain't particularly a fan of the buffy and angel relationship - for me to put this little thing in the post as well - the claddagh ring (otherwise known as the ring angel gave to buffy to symbolize their eternal love, but, let's face it - spike is so much better for her!). for those of you who don't know, a little lession in history/traditions: it's a ring from irish origin, usually given as a symbol of either friendship, love of a desire for marriage. now, as things would be pretty complicated if one right symbolized all of those things at the same time, them irish folk thought of a lovely system to distinguish its meanings according to the way it's worn; and with the special help of wikipedia:
- When worn on the right ring finger with the heart pointing to the fingertip, the wearer is free of any attachment.
- On the same finger but the other way round, with the heart pointing away from the fingertip, it suggests someone is romantically involved.
- When the ring is on the left hand wedding ring finger, it means the person is married or engaged.
you see now, the more you know (*themoreyouknow.gif*)
and lastly, some lovely '70s films, namely - jaromil jireš's valerie's week of wonders and peter weir's picnic at hanging rock. i believe it's safe to assume i really enjoy those '70s aesthetics, but also - as suggested by the "dresses that look like little girls' nightgowns" up there - this type of lolitaesque, but not really lolita kind of character, outlook. white dresses, natural hair, love letters, beautiful cakes and all with a pinch of morbidity..