YOU CAN TRUST EVERYONE?

How well do you really know the people you love? How much do you know about their past, about the people they loved when you were not yet present in their lives and who have now lost importance? How do you know if one day you too, who now feel so loved, will not be forgotten? You cannot have any certainty about it, you have to pretend that you totally trust the people around you, as if the possibility that they could hurt you cannot be taken into consideration because "this will never happen".
And you trust, and they break you, and they lie to you, and they keep secrets, and they don't talk to you, and then, all of a sudden, they leave you.
Trusting completely is practically impossible, you are always in danger, even when you think you are safe. Yet, we still choose to surround ourselves with people, because without it we don't know how to be, and we absolutely don't want to learn to be without.

MARGARETH HAMILTON

Margaret Hamilton, who we see in this rare historical photo from 1969, is the software engineer that history forgot to mention, unlike Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin. Hamilton led the NASA software team that landed the Apollo astronauts on the moon. She was a software engineer before anyone knew this term, and in this photo she is standing next to what is believed to be the code or program list that led to the success of the Apollo mission.

"She was a pioneer in software engineering development, and… a pioneer as a woman to do that job, with that role." - said Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony, curator of the Apollo Project collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. 

A few minutes before the moon landing, the alarms went off. The radar that would have been used for reentry on the command module (and which at that time had no role) was activated by mistake. The radar began to send a huge amount of data to the computer, also the result of the random electrical noise caused by the incompatible power supplies of the two devices. Overloading the computer entailed an enormous risk: it left no more room for the calculations necessary to guarantee the moon landing.

Margaret Hamilton anticipated this eventuality while writing the software. The program, in fact, was developed not only to detect and report an overload problem. He was able to "sort" and organize the tasks that were assigned: the most important processes, fundamental for the landing on the Moon, could interrupt the unnecessary ones. In those excited moments the software acted as expected.

"If the computer hadn't identified the problem and solved it, I doubt the Apollo 11 mission would have been successful," Hamilton wrote in a March 1971 letter.

Margaret Hamilton is 78 today and heads Hamilton Technologies, the software development company she founded in 1986. It was she who coined the term "Software Engineering".

THE ARCHANGEL ARIEL

Archangel Ariel, the Lioness of God, who gives confidence, strength and courage. Angel of manifestation and abundance, of connection with nature, with animals and with the spirits of the elements (for example, fairies); for material and earthly needs, such as a guide for a job or a commitment to protect the environment or animals. The color of the aura is pink and the corresponding stone is pink quartz.
Archangel Ariel is one of the healing angels mentioned in the Testament of Solomon and in the apocryphal texts of Ezra; it is said that the invocation of his name would have therapeutic functions of magical origin.

Archangel Ariel can be considered a healing Angel in close collaboration with the Archangel Raphael who is entrusted with the task of caring for, watching over and protecting the animal kingdom both physically and spiritually.

In order to perceive the powerful energy of this Archangel, it is sufficient to connect to nature and animals with love and deep respect for everything that concerns them. By asking for his Presence, Archangel Ariel will introduce you to the non-physical side of nature.

THE MUDRAS

INTO THE LABIRYNTH

The word "labyrinth" probably derives from the medieval English word "mæs", which means delusion or delusion. There is a similar term called “labyrinth”, which dates back to the 14th century, from the Latin “labyrinthus” and from the Greek “labýrinthos”, which expresses a building with intricate passages.
The adventure of the labyrinth has a meaning of symbolic death, a journey into the underworld, a journey into the afterlife. The way inland also symbolizes the way down at the same time and the victorious exit from the labyrinth can be compared to re-emerging from the surface of the sea.

In the labyrinth there is an almost perfect materialization of the initiation process. At the center of the labyrinth, the beginning is only with its inner reality, it meets itself, a divine principle, a mythological monster or anything else that can be represented by a "center". In any case, the center also means the place and the possibility of a knowledge so fundamental as to require a radical change of direction.

At the center, death and rebirth take place. The way to the center of the labyrinth symbolizes the way to the underworld, where the return to mother Earth is connected with the hope of a rebirth. The maze seems to take the form of a symbolic exchange in which death and life are the doubling of the same reality.

The labyrinth, as the most ancient cults show, is actually the graphic representation of the life cycle; it is an image of the supernatural and underworld world where higher mysteries and truths are hidden. A world towards which we necessarily walk.

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DEDALUS AND ICARUS

In Crete, King Minos had asked Daedalus to build the labyrinth for the Minotaur. Having built it, and therefore knowing its structure, Daedalus and his son were precluded from any escape from Crete by Minos, as he feared that its secrets would be revealed and they were locked up in the labyrinth (all this last period lacks the source: Apollodorus in the second century BC he claims that Daedalus is locked up in the labyrinth because Minos holds him responsible for the "success" of Theseus, who can return from the Labyrinth thanks to the expedient of the ball that Daedalus himself had suggested. There are no other sources in antiquity that place Daedalus and Icarus imprisoned in the Labyrinth. Ovid in the Metamorphosis does not, neither does Diodorus Siculus). To escape, Daedalus built wings out of feathers and attached them to their bodies with wax. Despite his father's warnings not to fly too high, Icarus got caught up in the thrill of flying and got too close to the sun (in Phoebus mythology); the heat melted the wax, causing it to fall into the sea where it died. The father arrived safely in Sicily where he built a temple dedicated to Apollo, in memory of his son Icarus.

A BRAVE HEART

DOCTOR FAUSTUS

One of Thomas Mann's most significant works, "Doctor Faustus" is the tragic story of Adrian Leverkuehn, a German musician who, like Faust, obtains years of marvelous intellectual activity from the devil in exchange for eternal damnation. Written at the end of the last war and immediately after the war, the novel could not better express the desperate atmosphere of what was the catastrophe of Germany. Around the historical core that embraces three generations moves a world of characters presented with the skilful skill of a great stylist, with heartfelt pity or with biting irony, and digressions are knotted to the central plot that range in the fields of music, philosophy, science...

STORY OF DARK AND LIGHT

Dark and Light were children of mother Nature and father Universe. Two brothers, then, but they didn't look alike at all. Luce was cheerful, joyful, and always happy. Dark, on the other hand, was gloomy and sad. Light used bright colors and Dark only knew black. They were really different but they had one thing in common: they both loved children so much. Light was very loved and well-liked by them and Dark? No, he didn't, on the contrary he scared them and the more they got scared the more he suffered. His greatest desire was to be able to watch over the sleep of children, to be able to enter their rooms and be close to them all night. In fact, once he tried but it was a disaster: he went to find two children who were already in their cots. The first, as he saw him, began to scream and call his mother who chased him away by turning on a light bulb ... even that made light ... Dark then he tried with a little girl, he went into the bedroom but ... here is a deafening scream so loud that he was so frightened that he ran away. These had been the experiences of poor Dark ... it was really sad, no child wanted it. Light, one day she came up to him and asked him why he was always so sad. He told her about his misadventures, then concluded by saying:
"... If at least you could give me some of your light ..."
"Dear brother, I can't give you my light, but you don't have to be sad, do you know that you are very important?"
" For real ?"
"Of course, if I were there all day people would not be able to sleep and to recover their strength they would not be able to dream, the fireworks could not be done, the owls and the owls would not go out to eat, you would not see the fireflies ..so, you see how important you are? And if you want some light talk to the Moon, it will surely help you."
Dark felt relieved and less sad ran to the Moon and asked her if she could help him by giving him some of her light ...
"Not even I can give you my light but I can help you anyway, I will come with you, I will also tell the stars and together we will form the Night and only thanks to you everyone will be able to admire us in the sky ... with the light this will not it could have happened." 
Dark's joy reached its peak when one evening he heard a child say: "Mom, I'm not afraid of the dark, he's my friend, and every night he cuddles me before going to sleep". Finally Dark knew happiness.

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