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"A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser." - Shakespeare
A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
Celestial Majesty: Sun Storm, Hubble's Mystic Mountain, Big Bear's Sunspot, 1st time since 1638:Solstice+Full Moon+Lunar Eclipse
(quote) The hourglass shape of the supernova remnant SN 1987A isn't as well balanced as thought, according to an August picture of the exploded star... when massive stars explode, some of the ejected material gets shot into space faster than other debris.
A colorful, craggy column of dust and gas dubbed the Mystic Mountain stars in a picture from the Hubble Space Telescope released April 23 as part of celebrations for Hubble's 20th anniversary.
On Dec 21, 2010, the total lunar eclipse falls on the same day as the winter solstice, a rare cosmic event that hasn't occurred in centuries - the last time the solstice coincided with a total lunar eclipse on the same calendar day was 1638.
Mars shines like a bright red star over a "moonbow" in fog surrounding Hawaii's Haleakala volcano in January. Mars was about to make its closest pass by Earth for 2010.
Excerpt from a poem (inspired by a true story) in the poetry book with art "Love's Footsteps ~ dedicated to a Bridge for Wisdom to Walk on" by .D. LuCxeed, an inspirational & motivational gift book, www.loves-footsteps.com -
Encircled by Frontier of Blue.
Air is crystal. Sound sealed by icy glue.
Little spots, round and shallow,
Scatter over the snow.
Footprints loyally follow
The soulful, tiny shadow.
*music by tdcollins
There has fallen a splendid tear /From passion-flower at the gate /She’s coming, my dove, my dear /She’s coming, my life,my fate
There has fallen a splendid tear
From the passion-flower at the gate.
She is coming, my dove, my dear;
She is coming, my life, my fate.
The red rose cries, "She is near, she is near;"
And the white rose weeps, "She is late;"
The larkspur listens, "I hear, I hear;"
And the lily whispers, "I wait."
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Maud, (Part 1, XXII, 10)
"There're only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run sword will always be conquered by the spirit."
There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
Giving Pledge: wealthy families give at least half their wealth to make a better world. Philanthropy 50 who gave most in 2009
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"How much truth can a spirit bear, how much truth can a spirit dare? ..that became for me more & more the real measure of value"
How much truth can a spirit bear, how much truth can a spirit dare? ... that became for me more and more the real measure of value.
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