Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki / The church of Acheiropoietos:
A little curiosity from the church of Acheiropoietos. Mosaics were routinely laid atop of other mosaics since they provided a very level ground. Today we may find mosaics buried underneath the soil, but they were not laid on simple soil, but rather on carefully prepared layers that included older mosaics as well. In these layers the broken sherds of pottery were also included, both is pieces and in ground dust with which a special mortar was made.
Be Impeccable with Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
Parks And Recreation is criminally underrated and one of the best ensembles on TV. They figured out how to make comedy out of people who like things, as opposed to the usual sitcom where it’s just people being awful to each other. Turns out passion can heighten things in the same way that conflict does. And that delights me.
Some might enjoy rotating scents to match their moods, but a 150-year-old shipwrecked perfume will never go out of style.
Luxury fragrance house Drom is now offering their reproduction of the sunken perfume through The Bermuda Perfumery’s Lili Bermuda. Marine archeologists originally…