He is the thunder and the promise that the rain will stop and the smiles of relief when he is right. He is damp cedar floor boards and the taste of licorice. He’s barefoot Birkenstocks, he’s rugged bearded bliss. He is full of the optimism that I flooded him with which only caused us to drown.
WOW! this is Beautiful
One should be in love. Love should not be just a relationship, it should be a state of being. And whenever you love one, through the one you love the all. And if love has really happened you will suddenly find that you have started loving trees and birds and the sky and people.
Shōki Creeping up on a Sleeping Demon
From the series Sketches by Yoshitoshi (Yoshitoshi ryakuga)
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japanese, 1839 - 1892. Published by Funazu Chūjirō.
Made in Japan, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
17th-century scorpion recipe: Carve an indentation in a brick, fill it with basil, cover the hole with another brick and place it in the sun.
In a matter of days, “fumes from the basil, acting as a leavening agent, will have transformed the vegetable matter into veritable scorpions,” chemist Jean Baptiste van Helmont wrote.
According to the body of thinking known as spontaneous generation, making a mouse was even easier. You just needed two ingredients.