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“There are days when I am convinced that Heaven starts already, now, in this ordinary life, just as it is, in all its incompleteness, yet, this is where Heaven starts. See within yourself, if you can find it. I walked through the field in front of the house, lots of swallows flying, everywhere! Some very near me. It was magical. We are already one, yet we know it not.”
~Thomas Merton (via crashinglybeautiful)
A View towards the Old Town and the Southern part of Stockholm city taken in 1900 by Carl Curman.

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There are days when I am convinced that Heaven starts already, now, in this ordinary life, just as it is, in all its incompleteness, yet, this is where Heaven starts. See within yourself, if you can find it.
I walked through the field in front of the house, lots of swallows flying, everywhere! Some very near me. It was magical.
We are already one, yet we know it not.

~Thomas Merton (via crashinglybeautiful)

A View towards the Old Town and the Southern part of Stockholm city taken in 1900 by Carl Curman.

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John Green, what have you done?

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peter parker’s job is literally selling his selfies to the daily bugle

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karlosmadera:

So it’s 3AM and It’s just occurred to me that the most telling scene in the entire Harry Potter franchise is the scene following the announcement of the participants of the Triwizard tournament.

When Harry’s name is pulled out of the cup, literally one of the first things he…

Not to mention that from a Political science point of view, the 90s was an era of genocides and human rights abuses all around. Muggles had Rwanda and the Balkans, as well as the struggles of the IRA, the Gulf War, the Russian/Afghani conflict, the rise of domestic terrorism (McVeigh bombing, abortion clinic bombings).
By this point, we were able to begin treating the after-effects of these conflicts (incl the psychological effects).

Note that the WW’s answer to mental illness is to lock them away in St Mungo’s and effectively pretend they don’t exist.
Harry clearly demonstrates the symptoms of PTSD in the fifth novel—no one even sends him to see the school nurse.

There doesn’t seem to be ANY understanding of mental health, OR of the peace and reconciliation process; these are closely linked.

Not only could the WW have asked their Muggle counterparts for advice on how to address and defend against nascent domestic terrorism, but they could have asked for ways to treat their walking wounded.

The WW, however, is so convinced of their superiority that they failed to do so—to their detriment. Their inaction allowed Voldemort to attempt a (fairly successful, if temporary) political coup, and ensures that in the absence of proper psychiatric care, a whole generation of witches and wizards will be suffering from the after-effects of witnessing their school turn into a war zone.

The WW is xenophobic, politically isolationist and woefully antiquated. Its reliance on magic is ultimately going to ensure its downfall, unless the Muggle-borns somehow manage to save their bacon.

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sixpenceee:

Krista and Tatiana Hogan are craniopagus twins, meaning they’re connected at the head.

They share a structure that connects Krista’s thalamus to Tatiana’s. The thalamus is a double-lobed organ that plays important roles in processing sensory input and creating consciousness.

Since Krista’s and Tatiana’s thalami are connected, scientists and members of the Hogan family think the girls might view the world differently than the rest of us do.

For example, Dr. Cochrane believes the girls can see through each other’s eyes. He came to this conclusion after covering Krista’s eyes, placing electrodes on her head, and watched Krista’s brain respond after shining a light in Tatiana’s pupils.

Other times, one girl will be watching TV while the other is looking somewhere else. Suddenly, the twin not watching TV will start laughing at what’s happening onscreen.

Their “thalamic bridge” also affects their sense of taste. Krista is a ketchup fiend, but Tatiana hates the stuff. Once, Krista was eating ketchup, and Tatiana furiously tried to wipe it off her own tongue even though she wasn’t eating any ketchup herself.

Perhaps the strangest phenomenon of all is that the twins sometimes use the word “I” to describe both of themselves at once.

As of 2011, no one had run any conclusive tests on the girls and their odd condition. However, scientists who have observed their behavior and brain scans are flabbergasted and excited. While no one can say for sure at the moment, it really does seem Krista and Tatiana can share private thoughts and perceive what the other is sensing.

As someone who wants to study consciousness in the future, I can say this is one of the most extraordinary cases I have ever heard of. 

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Lol they’re my friend’s cousins. I’ve met them a few times are they’re so cute.

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