She lifted her eyes. Blank, lovely eyes. Mad eyes. A mad girl.
Jean Rhys (via ephemeralnymphe)

Greek Mythology → Ogygia

Ogygia, home of the nymph Calypso, who exiled to the island for being the daughter of a Titan. She could never leave the place and it was her unlucky fate to fall in love with whoever came to the island. Her lovers had the choice to stay with her, far away from the rest of the world however, so they always left in the end. Odysseus stayed with Calypso in Ogygia for seven years. In the Odyssey Ogygia is described as follows: […] and he (Hermes) found her within. A great fire was burning in the hearth, and from afar over the isle there was a fragrance of cleft cedar and juniper as they burned. But she within was singing with a sweet voice as she went to and fro before the loom, weaving with a golden shuttle. Round about the cave grew a luxuriant wood, alder and poplar and sweet-smelling cypress, wherein birds long of wing were wont to nest, owls and falcons and sea-crows with chattering tongues, who ply their business on the sea. And right there about the hollow cave ran trailing a garden vine, in pride of its prime, richly laden with clusters. And fountains four in a row were flowing with bright water hard by one another, turned one this way, one that. And round about soft meadows of violets and parsley were blooming…”