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Philippe Jaroussky - Alto Giove

If anything, this piece illustrate the ultimate subilimity possible in Baroque music. Ordered by structure and poise, yet poigant and emotionally authentic - straight from the heart.

"When we love, we become most fully ourselves, most fully human."

- Benedict XVI (via summermornings)

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Roman, Funerary monument of Aththaia, daughter of Melchos. Made in Palmyra, Syria in 150-200 (source).

"A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted- mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more."

- Morgan Matson, Second Chance Summer (via quotes-shape-us)

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Castle of Sammezzano in Reggello, Tuscany

The castle has 365 rooms, one for every day of the year and each room has its own name and differs from the others.



This beautiful watercolor image is from the inside of one of the original covers of our copy of Robert Fludd’s Utriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica.  


Don’t use the sharpness of your tongue on the mother who taught you to speak.

لا تستعمل حدة لسانك مع أمك التي علمتك كيف تتكلم.



quote of the day. (via loneliness-and-silence)

Quote by Amir ul-Mu’minin Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS)

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Old-style printing…


Highgrove House Garden

'the properties of beasts'
Bartholomeus Anglicus, ‘Livre des propriétés des choses’ (French translation of Jean Corbechon), Paris 1447.
Amiens, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 399, fol. 241r