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Had I not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other people’s.

Anais Nin (via borninflames82)

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A bookshelf wall in the loft of one of our readers in Birmingham, Alabama.

OMG…I just…

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Hildegard von Bingen’s Happiness Cookies

The nutmeg has a greath warmth and a good mixture in its powers. When a human being eats nutmeg it opens his heart, and his sense is pure, and it puts him a good state of mind.

Take nutmeg and (in the same amount) cinnamon and some cloves and grind them up. And then, from this powder and some water, make flour – and roll out some little tarts. Eat these often and it will lower the bitterness of your heart and your mind and open your heart and your numbed senses. It will make your spirit happy, purify and cleanse your mind, lower all bad fluids in you, give your blood a good tonic, and make you strong. (Hildegard von Bingen, Physica, I, 21)

Cookies for Preventing Sadness
(Based on a recipe by Hildegard von Bingen)

22 g ground nutmeg
22 g ground cinnamon
5 g cloves
500 g spelt flour
150 g cane sugar
250 g butter
2 eggs
A pinch of salt
100 g almond pieces

Bake cookies at 350 F (180 C) for 5 to 10 minutes.

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If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.

Thich Nhat Hanh (via lucifelle)

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U.S. Wealth Distribution: Perception vs Reality

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Every morning

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