the complete reading, which i think is more fascinating, reads:
To understand the power of Love, we must understand that our original human nature was not like it is now, but different. Human beings each had two sets of arms, two sets of legs, and two faces looking in opposite directions. There were three genders then: one comprised of two men called the children of the Sun, one made of two women called the children of the Earth, and a third made of a man and a woman, called the children of the Moon. Due to the power and might of these original humans, the Gods began to fear that their reign might be threatened. They sought for a way to end the humans’ insolence without destroying them.
It was at this point that Zeus divided the humans in half. After the division, the two parts of each desiring their other half came together, and throwing their arms about one another, entwined in mutual embraces, longing to grow into one. So ancient is the desire of one another which is implanted in us, reuniting our original nature, making one of two, and healing the state of humankind.
cable-knit sweater mugs!
etsy find of the day 1 | 3.21.12
black and white cable-knit ceramic cup pair by reshapestudio
how cute are these cups?! the cable-knit pattern looks cozy and inviting, perfect for cocoa; i love the pairing of black and white, too.
Scientists launch fresh expedition in search of U.S. pilot Amelia Earhart
Scientists on Tuesday announced a new phase in the search to resolve the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, saying fresh evidence from a remote Pacific island may hold clues to the fate of the renowned U.S. pilot who vanished in 1937 while attempting to circle the globe.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined scientists and aviation archaeologists to unveil the expedition, which will set out from Honolulu in July to probe underwater areas around the Phoenix Islands in Kiribati where they believe Earhart may have crashed 75 years ago.
“When she took off on that historic journey she carried the aspirations of our entire country with her,” Clinton said, calling Earhart one of the “fearless optimists” who defined 20th century America.
“Even if you do not find what you seek, there is great honour and possibility in the search itself,” Clinton said. (Photos: MCT/AFP/Getty Images)
Today in Palo Alto, California, members of the Raging Grannies Action League said that men who want drugs such as Viagra to treat impotence should be required to have strict testing before receiving said drugs.
The Grannies applauded Ohio State Senator Nina Turner who has introduced a bill requiring that physicians take specific actions before prescribing Viagra and similar drugs, including giving a cardiac stress test and making a referral to a sex therapist for confirmation that the patient’s symptoms are not solely attributable to one or more psychological conditions.
The photo was taken of members of the Raging Granny VRB (Viagra Review Board) in response to moves by Republicans to limit women’s right to reproductive health. Members of the Review Board are all women who came of age before Roe v. Wade. From their headquarters in Palo Alto they announced that they are old enough to know what it was like to live before women’s reproductive rights became law of the land, and they will do all they can to make sure that the US does not return to that era.
if i were named mitt romney and i was hoping to tap into the youth vote, what might i say to win them over?
in wonderland, where mitt romney dwells with his brood of eerily blank-eyed children, i might tell them:
- you, and your families, are on your own when it comes to figuring out how to afford/pay for college; despite skyrocketing costs of higher education and looming student debt, you will receive no assistance or guidance from the government.
- oh, and i’m also taking away your heath insurance.
- president obama’s student-loan reforms, which included doubling the investment in pell grants, and creating the “american opportunity tax credit” that gave 9.4 million families a break on tuition rates.
- president obama’s landmark legislation, the affordable care act, which will provide heath care coverage for millions of young people aged 18 to 25, who can remain on their family plans thanks to the reform law.
ROMNEY 2012: what a joke.