Apple of Discord
"When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden.

For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.

Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast."
Kahlil Gibran

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The Incan archaeological site of Machu Picchu, Peru.

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1983, UNESCO describes the site as “an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the Inca civilization”. Situated in an astoundingly beautiful setting, located on the center of a tropical mountain forest, Machu Picchu stands 2,430m above sea-level. it is located on the eastern slopes of the Andes, also encompassing the upper Amazon basin. Majority of archaeologists believe that Machu Pcchu was built for Incan emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472), and abandoned a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest.

Photo courtesy & taken by Benjamin Dumas.

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Boy Meets World Cast Then and Now

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Persephone and Hades. Tondo of an Attic red-figured kylix, ca. 440-430 BC. Said to be from Vulci.
Courtesy & currently located at the British Museum, London. Photo taken by Marie-Lan Nguyen.

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Persephone and Hades. Tondo of an Attic red-figured kylix, ca. 440-430 BC. Said to be from Vulci.

Courtesy & currently located at the British Museum, London. Photo taken by Marie-Lan Nguyen.

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Reading in Italy by Steve McCurry.

Radically different faces of a beautiful country.

Visit other countries through McCurry’s eyes: Afghanistan, India, Burma

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Bronze Age Minoan Flotilla Fresco excavated at Akrotiri, on the Greek island of Santorini. The eruption of a volcano about 1630 BC preserved for us today these stunning frescos.
Photo via Wiki Commons.

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Bronze Age Minoan Flotilla Fresco excavated at Akrotiri, on the Greek island of Santorini. The eruption of a volcano about 1630 BC preserved for us today these stunning frescos.

Photo via Wiki Commons.