Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela.
18 July 1918 − 5 December 2013
A Favourite Custom, 1909
Oil on wood
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
"The tiles, emblazoned with fish, were slick beneath my bare feet, heated beneath by an unseen hypocaust. I slipped the robe from my shoulders and descended the steps into the steaming water, ignoring a collective gasp as I did so."
Maria Konnikova on how music makes us feel better: http://nyr.kr/15WHE7k
“Music with a four-four tempo, which corresponds closely to a normal heart rate, can help regulate heart rate, circulation, and breathing. Lyrical melodies and rhythms of about sixty to eighty beats a minute, which is common to much classical music and bird song, can stimulate relaxation and alpha brain waves, a type of pattern associated with wakeful relaxation.”