Dr. Boli’s Insightful Facts, XV

Natural Medicine. Natural medicine is the art of removing the joy from naturally occurring foods. Thus if red wine, green tea, chocolate, or other natural sources of contentment are believed to have some kind of medical value, they must be compressed into tasteless pills. In this way we distinguish medicine from goofing off.

~Henricus Albertus Boli, Dr. Boli’s Encyclopedia of Misinformation, p. 98.

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Sex, Flesh, and Love

Do I have your attention? Consider this passage that I just ran across:

You see nothing apart from a woman’s body. It was not like that in our day. The more passionately I was in love, the less physical she became for me. Today you see legs, and ankles, and things like that, you undress the woman you love, for me, though…the object of my love was always clad in bronze. Far from undressing those we love, we strove, like the good son of Noah, to cover up their nakedness. But you wouldn’t understand any of that.

Leo Tolstoy, “After the Ball”

Happy Birthday to Michelangelo!

Many believe – and I believe – that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.

~Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

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I am no art critic, but in my humble opinion, Michelangelo’s Pietà is his greatest work:

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