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"Imperium" by Patrick Adams and Anna Ignatenko

Venus and the Graces Offering Gifts to a Young Girl, Botticelli (Detail)
❝ Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,
Are of imagination all compact:
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold —
That is the madman;
The lover, all as frantic,
Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt.
The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And, as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
Such tricks hath strong imagination,
That, if it would but apprehend some joy,
It comprehends some bringer of that joy;
Or, in the night, imagining some fear,
How easy is a bush suppos’d a bear.

— Theseus (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V scene i)


Expanding Universe Theory
It’s very difficult to be offensive when the fundamental concepts of space, time or matter —all born from a big bang— still throw even the greatest luminaries of science into bewilderment, and they rightly call everything and everyone into question.  
Anyway, to resolve some doubts about matter, its creation and its conservation, you can read something about nucleosynthesis and Antoine Lavoisier’s law. In this post, however, I want to focus on the expanding universe theory. Don’t worry, I’m not an astrophysicist, so this will just be a little, amazing story (thanks to the protagonists, not for my grammar).
Theoretical physicists may bring back the stationary universe theory (no Big Bang and no inflation as we know them) and think that there is no expansion —which is replaced by an increase in mass of everything as the universe ages. But, according most cosmologists, that theory is just an interesting idea because currently it can’t be tested. Instead, concrete evidence indicates that our universe, from whatever point you look at it, is expanding after the Big Bang, the galaxies are in motion and they are moving away. 
But let’s start from the beginning.
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Born This Way


National geographic
❝ The truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you’ll see their flaws. That’s just the way it is. This is why marriages fail, why children are abandoned, why friendships don’t last. You might think you love someone until you see the way they act when they’re out of money or under pressure or hungry, for goodness’ sake. Love is something different. Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of their filthy heart. Love is patient and kind, love is deliberate. Love is hard. Love is pain and sacrifice, it’s seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship.

— The Great Kamryn (via wordsthat-speak)