6 Creatures- [Selkie]
The fisherman could not stop staring. You see, he had fallen in love at first sight, and because he was a young man, and terribly headstrong, he thought he must keep her with him. He clutched the sealskin to his chest, pressing it to his pounding heart.
"Dear lady," he said gently, "be my wife, for I have fallen madly in love with you, and without your sealskin, you’ll have to live on land. I’ll make you happy, that I promise."
"Please sir," she cried, "my folk will be so worried. I must go home. Never could I be happy on land."
Juliette Barnes in “I’m Tired of Pretending”.
The making of the houses crests → Ravenclaw
For Ravenclaw, the artists tried to stay true to the form of an eagle but they found it didn’t work at times; the centre sketch, for example, was thought to look too much like a gull. As the eagle has been used in mythology throughout history, the artists were also aware that it could be difficult to make their eagle instantly recognisable and original. After the sketches were finished, everyone agreed that the pose with wings outstretched was the best. They felt that the image of the bird going outside the borders of the crest showed Ravenclaw at its strongest: an eagle unbound by the borders of the shield and ready to take flight. Interestingly, Ravenclaw was the only house for which the team did not create a number of colour options. The first colour design became the final version of the crest as they immediately felt that they had it right. They added blue to the swirling air element in the background, then coloured the eagle bronze. Once they placed it within the polished silver framework of the crest they felt they had got the spirit of Ravenclaw in one go! The final design for the Ravenclaw house crest shows blue air currents around the bronzed eagle.
Charlena+The Scientist, Coldplay
Find something you love…and let it destroy you.
Breathing fast and hard, he stared down at it. Now that he wanted time to move as slowly as possible, it seemed to have sped up, and understanding was coming so fast it seemed to have bypassed thought. This was the close. This was the moment. He pressed the golden metal to his lips and whispered, “I am about to die.” - J.K. Rowling