Lorenzo de Medici the Magnificent, 2006, paper sculpture by Isabelle de Borchgrave

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"It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems."

Thich Nhat Hanh

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COCONUT & DARK CHOCOLATE POPOVERS

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Divide the butter into the cups of your popover pan or muffin tin. Just divide the butter up evenly) Place the pan in the oven for 3-5 minutes while you are making the batter.
  2. In medium bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, vanilla, and sugar, then whisk in the flour, salt, coconut flour and coconut. Pour the batter into the butter filled cups. Add a few chocolate chunks to each batter filled cup. Return to oven for 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 and continue to bake for another 20 minutes. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and whipped cream, if desired. Serve and enjoy!
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Tomaso Albinoni - Trumpet Concerto, Op. 7, No. 3 In B Flat : II. Adagio 

Performed by The New Leipzig Bach Collegium Musicum ( Ludwig Guttler, Trumpet )

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Played 483 times.

Details of the Sistine Madonna by Raphael

photographed by Katharina Gaenssler, 2012 (book)

"I don’t have a philosophy. I have a camera."

Saul Leiter

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"I was always attracted not by some quantifiable, external beauty, but by something deep down, something absolute. Just as some people have a secret love for rainstorms, earthquakes, or blackouts, I liked that certain undefinable something."

Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

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mythology meme:  [2/6] creatures or beings
↳ water nymphs (naiads, nereids & oceanids) 
Naiads (Ναϊάδες) was the collective name for the nymphs that presided over bodies of fresh water (such as fountains, rivers, brooks, springs, etc.). A naiad was closely connected to their body of water: if the water dried up, the naiad perished. 
Nereids (Νηρειδες), the fifty daughters of the titan Nereus and oceanid Doris, were considered the nymphs of the seas, especially the Mediterranean. They were depicted as beautiful young women who were patrons of sailors and fishermen.
Oceanids (Ὠκεανίδες) were the three thousand daughters of the titans Okeanos and Thetys, their realm the open ocean. Hesios names figures such as Kalypso, Klymene, and Dione, among others, as some of these nymphs. 

mythology meme:  [2/6] creatures or beings

↳ water nymphs (naiads, nereids & oceanids) 

Naiads (Ναϊάδες) was the collective name for the nymphs that presided over bodies of fresh water (such as fountains, rivers, brooks, springs, etc.). A naiad was closely connected to their body of water: if the water dried up, the naiad perished. 

Nereids (Νηρειδες), the fifty daughters of the titan Nereus and oceanid Doris, were considered the nymphs of the seas, especially the Mediterranean. They were depicted as beautiful young women who were patrons of sailors and fishermen.

Oceanids (Ὠκεανίδες) were the three thousand daughters of the titans Okeanos and Thetys, their realm the open ocean. Hesios names figures such as Kalypso, Klymene, and Dione, among others, as some of these nymphs. 

"The similarity between Van Gogh, Haiku poetry, and good photography is the concern for mortality. That things are very fleeting, that there are people who are more sensitive to death than others. The threat of time is of great concern to them. And the camera is a very appropriate instrument for many."

Dennis Stock

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John Vachon, Times Square, 1943

John Vachon, Times Square, 1943

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Taksim Trio - Biçare

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Played 240 times.
"The moment of change is the only poem."

Breakfast in Paris