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"Everything you can imagine is real" -Pablo Picasso




I pissed myself laughing when I originally saw this bit.

Always re-blog Young Frankenstein.

Still in my top 10 favourite movies.


Use of medication in the treatment of mental illness is something I feel ambivalent about. For some people it’s incredibly important to take it, and it’s integral to the management of their illness. My personal experience is that trying med after med and it having little or no effect means it’s better to be off them. No pill I ever took lifted my mood, stopped me panicking and gave the day even a small bit of meaning like having a dog has done, so yep, I think pets should be included in prescriptions.

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The Villa of the Mysteries is a well preserved ruin of a Roman Villa which lies near Pompeii, southern Italy.

Although covered with meters of ash and other volcanic material, the villa sustained only minor damage in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, and the majority of its walls, ceilings, and most particularly its frescoes survived largely undamaged.

The Villa is named for the paintings in one room of the residence. This space may have been a triclinium, and is decorated with very fine frescoes. Although the actual subject of the frescoes is hotly debated, the most common interpretation of the images is scenes of the initiation of a woman into a special cult of Dionysus, a mystery cult that required specific rites and rituals to become a member. Of all other interpretations, the most notable is that of Paul Veyne, who believes that it depicts a young woman undergoing the rites of marriage.

The Villa had both very fine rooms for dining and entertaining and more functional spaces. A wine-press was discovered when the Villa was excavated and has been restored in its original location. It was not uncommon for the homes of the very wealthy to include areas for the production of wine, olive oil, or other agricultural products, especially since many elite Romans owned farmland or orchards in the immediate vicinity of their villas.


I love the mystery!

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