Ode to the Goddess of the Luo River

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This painting by Gu Kaizhi (346-407 CE) was inspired by a poem by Cao Zhi of the same name. It portrays a ritualistic ceremony in reverence to the Goddess of the River and the Healing Spirit of Water. The painting is now in the Palace Museum of Beijing collection. Click to enlarge.

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Are You Alive? A Quick Questionnaire

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By Jane Barthelemy. Yes, I’m asking: Are you truly alive? Are you experiencing your life fully? Do your senses fill you with joy? How vitally alive are you on a scale of 1 – 10? This article explores deeply personal questions. Why is that important? Because your health, your success, and your destiny depend on how you answer.

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