Meister Eckhart, Sermon 52 (via winged-serpent)
That’s no space station: Saturn’s moon Mimas, photographed by Cassini.
M.I.T. Computer Program Reveals Invisible Motion in Video
A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed an image-enhancing software program that can reveal subtle fluctuations in colors and motions once thought to be invisible to the naked eye. Head over to the New York Times for more details on this story.
The driving gloves make it.
I wish he was my spirit animal
“Locked in an eternal embrace”, In Mantua, Italy (also the town to which Romeo was banished in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet), archaeologists revealed the discovery of a couple locked in a tender embrace, one that has endured for more than 5,000 years.
An initial examination of the couple - dubbed the Lovers of Valdaro - revealed that the man (on the left in the picture) has an arrow in his spinal column while the woman has an arrow head in her side.
You can read more about this find here
”[…] the intent of giving examples of defective interpretations (which include some of their most glaring errors) is to show how badly Rumi’s verses have been mangled by well-meaning individuals who tried to make dry, academic, and old-fashioned-sounding literal translations more poetic and attractive.”
Click on the link to read the complete article, which includes examples of poorly “translated” versions of Rumi’s poetry.
On Coleman Barks’ “versions” of Rumi’s poetry, Majid Naficy has noted that “Barks not only ‘frees’ Rumi from the historical limitations of his time, but he also tries to disconnect Rumi from the Islamic society in which he lived and the Persian language in which he wrote his poetry.”
A transplant patient has been pictured holding her own heart in her hands after she survived cancer and organ failure.According to Kelsey’s profile, doctors allowed Penny to take a photograph with her dead heart before it was cremated.