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Tear Catcher - During the American Civil War, soldiers on both sides often left their wives an ornate bottle in which to store their tears. If the man survived battle, the stored moisture was an indicator of his wife’s devotion and love. If he didn’t make it back, the bottle would be set in a place of honor.

Victorian tear catchers, usually used by a widowed bride. Upon the day of the funeral, the widow would collect her tears into this small vile, and all the tears she cried in the first year over the loss of her husband, she would capture in this vile she would wear upon her neck. And on the anniversary of his death, she pours the preserved tears atop his gravesite.

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“I hope none of my children will feel that the use of this name is a sentimental fancy… I never called Edith Lúthien but she was the source of the story that in time became the chief part of the Silmarillion. It was first conceived in a woodland glade filled with hemlocks at Roos in Yorkshire…In those days her hair was raven, her skin clear, her eyes brighter than you have ever seen them, and she could sing and dance." J.R.R Tolkien

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This is the velella (Velella Velella), a small free floating hydrozoan. It's currently the only known species in the genus. They're also known as sea-rafts or by-the-wind-sailors, for the obvious reason that it uses the the "sail" you can see in this image for locomotion. Because of this, they are often found washed up on beaches.

Maori Carvings, Lake Taupo , New Zealand They look like Heart Trees

Richard Madden and Harry Lloyd from Game of Thrones