the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

“Cavers rescue spelunkers”

In the 1960s, the terms “spelunking” and “spelunker” began to be considered déclassé among experienced enthusiasts. They began to convey the idea of inexperienced cavers, using unreliable light sources and cotton clothing. In 1985, Steve Knutson (editor of NSS publication American Caving Accidents) made the following distinction:

…Note that I use the term ‘spelunker’ to denote someone untrained and unknowledgeable in current exploration techniques, and ‘caver’ for those who are.

This sentiment is exemplified by bumper stickers and t-shirts displayed by many cavers:  “Cavers rescue spelunkers”.

(the crystal maiden)
(mono via pour porter)

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i will make a ring of it

The little boy was looking for his voice.
(The king of the crickets had it.)
In a drop of water
the little boy was looking for his voice.

I do not want it for speaking with;
I will make a ring of it
so that he may wear my silence
on his little finger

In a drop of water
the little boy was looking for his voice.

(The captive voice, far away,
put on a cricket’s clothes.)

(the little mute boy, Federico García Lorca)

(she: here and here)