"And it’s hard to hate someone once you understand them."
Still LIfe with Red Carpet (also known as Oriental Rugs)
Henri Matisse - 1906
also known as armenian or persian rugs. notice the fact that they’re hanging on the walls
I want to meet someone who makes me feel the way music does
this is the most beautiful thing ive ever read
"In the morning there is meaning, in the evening there is feeling."
Lavash is a flatbread that originated in Armenia. Armenian cuisine is one of the most ancient in the Caucasus and the world overall and Lavash holds an important place in it.
Lavash is symbolic of life and wisdom. It is one of the symbols of the Armenian people and their culture. Etymologically it means ‘good (lav) bread (hats). It is considered to be ‘holy bread’ and some bakers slash a cross on the uncooked dough before baking it. Lavash holds an important place in many different Armenian traditions. For instance, lavash is put on the shoulders of the bride and groom at weddings to protect them from evil and give them good luck.
This bread is made in a traditional Armenian clay oven called tonir. It is very thin and does not contain any yeast, making it healthier than most other types of bread. Lavash can be prepared in many ways, from crispy and cracker like to soft, from round and oval-like to rectangular. The ways of eating lavash is also very diverse: it can be used for making wraps or as a spoon when eating other traditional food like khash. In some Armenian villages, dry lavash is baked during the autumn and stocked to be eaten throughout the year by sprinkling the bread with water to soften it.
Lavash can be found in many Armenian tales and legends, such as this one about the capture of King Aram by the Assyrian king Nebuchadnezzar:
It so happened that King Aram was captured by the Assyrian ruler Nebuchadnezzar in one of the battles. Since that was not considered an unconditional victory of one over the other, Nebuchadnezzar declared: “You will not eat for ten days. Then on the 11th day, you and I will have an archery competition. If you win, then you’re stronger than me and I’ll let you go.”
Aram thought all night, and then he asked for the most beautiful shield to be brought to him from the Armenian army stationed at the borders of Assyria. Nebuchadnezzar had no objections and the messengers of the Assyrian king went to the Armenian camp and conveyed Aram’s request. All night the servants of the king contemplated why he needed a shield. When it finally dawned on them, they hid thin pieces of lavash in it and handed it to the messengers.
None of the Assyrians ever heard of lavash – tough to guess that bread could be hidden inside copper plating. After inspecting the shield, Aram shook his head: “It’s not good enough. May I have another?”
Each day before the competition, the messengers went to the border and again brought some lavash hidden inside a shield for Aram. On the eleventh day, Aram and Nebuchadnezzar went to the shooting range. Nebuchadnezzar was convinced that Aram, who had been left without food, would be dispirited and weak. Not even close! Aram was the victor in the contest and returned to his country honourably. It was the lavash that saved him. Returning to his homeland, the king commanded that from that time on only lavash should be baked in Armenia instead of other kinds of bread.
NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America …in just 34 years.
We are killing the Earth
This fucking sucks.
The population is expanding, we are living longer… But we are killing the earth.
I actually use to cry when I was younger, if I saw trees being cut down.
Now it just depresses me.
Earth & Venus’ collective orbit over a period of 8 Earth years. There’s harmony all around us.
So basically, I kind of love your blog haha
thank you so much, that means a lot! :)
Reasons To Be Happy:
- Dead trees still stand and so can you.
- You have five fingers on each hand. One day those fingers will travel from your lap to someone else’s and that person will know all the bad stuff and still want to kiss you.
- Seasons are guaranteed when nothing else seems to be.