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~ Social Etiquette, by Nathan B. Medbery, 1889

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Before Canada chose an official flag in 1965, the public was asked to send in suggestions. This was an anonymous submission…

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❝ In the depths of every heart, there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and revelry above may cause us to forget their existence, and the buried ones, or prisoners whom they hide. But sometimes, and oftenest at midnight, those dark receptacles are flung wide open. In an hour like this, when the mind has a passive sensibility, but no active strength; when the imagination is a mirror, imparting vividness to all ideas, without the power of selecting or controlling them; then pray that your griefs may slumber, and the brotherhood of remorse not break their chain.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne (via mycolorbook)

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The Lagoon Nebula
This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the KPNO 0.9m-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. M8 is a giant star forming region. It is so big that it is faintly visible to the naked eye. The gas in the nebula is energized by a massive star at its center, causing the gas to glow. The dark objects within the nebula are called Bok globules, and are dense clouds of gas in which new stars are forming. The image was generated with observations in Hydrogen alpha (red), Oxygen [OIII] (green) and Sulfur [SII] (blue) filters. In this image, North is left, East is down.
Image Credit: T.A. RECTOR (UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE)
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CARAVAGGIOThe Inspiration of Saint Matthew1602Oil on canvas, 296 x 189 cmContarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome