i am so sorry for the lack of posts, friends
my laptop finally gave in to the darkness, and i’ve been extremely busy with my first year of grad school
that being said, i hope to be more consistent in the future, and i hope you stil enjoyed looking through the archives and following this blog~
love you all!
…having a greater position and larger stake in our city, not only than I deserve but probably than any citizen in our days, I think I am more bound than any other man to give up all to my country, even my life. These are the feelings with which I go, for perhaps our Lord God desires that this war, which began with the blood of my brother and my own, should be put to an end by me. My ardent wish is that either my life or my death, my misfortunes or my well-being, should contribute to the good of our city.
Lorenzo de’ Medici’s address to the Signoria upon his departure to Naples, 1478 (via bai-xue88)