“Vide Cor Meum” in Latin means see my heart. The words are taken from Dante’s La Vita Nuova (The New Life) where Dante describes a vision he had and asks for help in interpreting it. As Dante tells it, when he was 9, he fell in love with a little girl he called Beatrice. He only saw her in passing […]

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You held my lotus blossom/In your lips and played with the/Pistil. We took one piece of/Magic rhinoceros horn/And could not sleep all night long./All night the cock’s gorgeous crest/Stood erect. All night the bee /Clung trembling to the flower/Stamens. Oh my sweet perfumed/Jewel! I will allow only/My lord to possess my sacred/Lotus pond, and every […]

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“Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.” Hypatia of Alexandria. Hypathia is considered to have been the first woman to write on the subject of mathematics and an important pagan philosopher. When she was born in 370 A.D. in the cosmopolitan/Hellenistic Alexandria, her father Theon, […]

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