Love, Bone and Marble (by farah willem)

"By my intimacy with nature I find myself withdrawn from man. My interest in the sun and the moon, in the morning and the evening, compels me to solitude."

Henry David Thoreau

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”There is no law that gods must be fair, Achilles,” Chiron said. “And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone. Do you think?”

Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

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Zofka - L’Automobile (Minus 8 Remix)

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Bay Leaf & Roasted Plum Ice Cream

For ice cream base
  1. 2 cups milk
  2. 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  3. 8 fresh bay leaves, roughly chopped
  4. 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  5. 2/3 cup sugar
  6. 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  7. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  8. 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
For roasted plums
  1. 3 plums, halved, pits removed
  2. 2 tablespoons sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon neutral-tasting oil, such as grapeseed
  4. 1 tablespoon vodka
  5. Instructions
    1. Combine 1/4 cup of the milk and the cornstarch until smooth and set aside.
    2. In a large saucepan, whisk together remaining milk and the cream along with the sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Add the chopped bay leaves, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 4 minutes, then remove mixture from heat, cover, and steep for 30 minutes.
    3. Return mixture to a boil, add the corn starch slurry (stir it first to get it smooth again), and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes.
    4. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl and discard bay leaves.
    5. Pour 1/4 cup of the hot milk mixture into a small bowl with the cream cheese and whisk until completely smooth, then whisk this into the rest of the milk mixture. Cover mixture and chill completely.
    6. To make the roasted plum sauce, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    7. Toss plums with oil and sugar in a baking dish and roast until juices are running and the plums are very soft, about 25 minutes.
    8. When cool enough to handle safely, puree the plums in a blender or food processor with the vodka, then strain through a fine mesh. Discard solids, cover and chill.
    9. When both mixtures are completely chilled, churn ice cream according to manufacturer instructions, then alternate layers of ice cream and plum sauce in a storage container before freezing. Makes a quart.
"Dionysus was the god of the most blessed ecstasy and the most enraptured love. But he was also the persecuted god, the suffering and dying god, and all whom he loved, all who attended him, had to share his tragic fate."

From “Dionysus: Myth and Cult,” by Walter F. Otto.

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Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Ancient Greek Word of the Day

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elintseeker - Glittering of Ocean Waters

listening to this beautiful track again by the sooooo talented elintseeker:

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Edgar Degas’ photographs of his ballerinas

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"We can be joyful for people we love, for moments of goodness, for sunlight and trees, and for the very breath within our lungs. Like an innocent child, we can rejoice in life itself, in being alive."

Jack Kornfield, - The Wise Heart

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Black Coffee

Black Coffee

James Basire, egyptian & greek script of the Rosetta Stone, 1810. Engraving. Society of Antiquaries of London. Via NYPL
The Rosetta stone is dated 196 BC, made in Memphis, Egypt. The stone was brought to England in 1802 during the Napoleonic Wars and has since then been on display in the British Museum. It shows three scripts with the same text: the code of the hieroglyphs could be cracked in 1822.
(via design-is-fine:) James Basire, egyptian & greek script of the Rosetta Stone, 1810. Engraving. Society of Antiquaries of London. Via NYPL
The Rosetta stone is dated 196 BC, made in Memphis, Egypt. The stone was brought to England in 1802 during the Napoleonic Wars and has since then been on display in the British Museum. It shows three scripts with the same text: the code of the hieroglyphs could be cracked in 1822.
(via design-is-fine:) James Basire, egyptian & greek script of the Rosetta Stone, 1810. Engraving. Society of Antiquaries of London. Via NYPL
The Rosetta stone is dated 196 BC, made in Memphis, Egypt. The stone was brought to England in 1802 during the Napoleonic Wars and has since then been on display in the British Museum. It shows three scripts with the same text: the code of the hieroglyphs could be cracked in 1822.
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James Basire, egyptian & greek script of the Rosetta Stone, 1810. Engraving. Society of Antiquaries of London. Via NYPL

The Rosetta stone is dated 196 BC, made in Memphis, Egypt. The stone was brought to England in 1802 during the Napoleonic Wars and has since then been on display in the British Museum. It shows three scripts with the same text: the code of the hieroglyphs could be cracked in 1822.

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Willie Bobo - Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries

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