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(no subject) [Apr. 15th, 2005|04:23 pm]
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Midnight Muse Newsletter ~ 15 April 2005
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Ecce gratum
et optatum
Ver reducit gaudia,
purpuratum
floret pratum,
Sol serenat omnia.


(Translation)
Behold, the pleasant
and longed-for
Spring brings back joy,
violet flowers
fill the meadows,
The sun brightens everything.

(from "Carmina Burana," 13th century manuscript)


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Midnight Muse is participating in several upcoming events
(see event calendar below for more info).

The Victory of Light Psychic Festival is this weekend (April 16-17); join us at Cincinnnati's largest metaphysical event! Please note that our booth is not in the main hall, but is located downstairs near the seminar rooms. Also, one week from tomorrow (on April 23) is the date of our Spring Open House/Grand Opening reception, a dual event with our neighboring store, the oxygen bar O2 Fresh! We hope to see you at one or both of these events.


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Newly Added Items * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


New Nature's Emporium Soap Fragrances:

Pink Moon (Lilac)
Strawberry Wine
Honeysuckle Rose
Lemongrass Patchouli
Wild Musk
Sorceress
Peony

You can find these and other fragrant handmade soaps
in our shop in Tower Place Mall, and on our website:
Soaps & Bath Items


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New Books:


At The Bottom of the Garden:
A Dark History Of Fairies, Hobgoblins, and Other Troublesome Things



Trees: Woodland & Western Civilization



Dragons: Heroes & Legendary Beasts in Poems, Prose & Paintings



Fairy Magic:
All About Fairies and How To Bring Their Magic into your Life



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New Spring-Themed Art Prints:


The Blush

(Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale)


Song of Springtime

(John William Waterhouse)


Printemps, 1900

(Alphonse Mucha)


Flora Alpina

(Edward Reginald Frampton)



* * * * * * * * * * * Upcoming Events for Midnight Muse * * * * * * * * * * *


Event: Victory of Light Psychic Festival
Date: April 16-17, 2005
Place: Sharonville Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
More Info: Victory of Light
Cincinnati's largest metaphysical event!
Also: Please note, our booth at Victory of Light is not located in the main hall, but is downstairs near the seminar rooms.

Event: Grand Opening / Spring Open House for O2 Fresh! & Midnight Muse
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2005
Place: Skywalk Level, Tower Place Mall, Cincinnati, Ohio
Featuring: Door prizes, refreshments, free product samples
More Info: O2 Fresh! / Midnight Muse Event

Event: Body/Mind/Spirit Festival
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2005
Place: Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center, Warren, Michigan
More Info: BMSF Website

Blessings of springtime,

Tess & Matthew

Midnight Muse
Tower Place Mall, Skywalk Level
28 W. 4th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.721.3160


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(no subject) [Feb. 9th, 2005|01:54 am]
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Midnight Muse Newsletter ~ 8 February 2005
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What is lovely never dies,
But passes into other loveliness,
Star-dust, or sea-foam, flower or winged air.
(from "A Shadow of the Night" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, 1836-1907)

I saw the new moon late yestreen
Wi' the auld moon in her arm.
(from "Sir Patrick Spens," traditional ballad)


* * * * * * * * * * * * * Midnight Muse at Tower Place * * * * * * * * * * * *

News at the New Moon ~ announcing the opening of the new Midnight Muse store!

Midnight Muse is re-opening a physical store location in Cincinnati! Our new location will be a regular storefront (not a kiosk) in Tower Place Mall downtown, on the Skywalk Level between Ann Taylor and O2 Fresh.

Our official opening date is Friday, February 18, 2005. As some of you are aware, we originally intended to open a bit earlier, but the winds of fortune (combined with a relatively late decision to paint the place) have dictated otherwise. :-)

As previously mentioned in our newsletters, we had decided to move to Yellow Springs Ohio after the holidays, eventually re-opening the shop there; and that was still the case as late as late December. But we believe in being open to whatever gifts the universe sends, however unexpected . . . .

When we operated our little kiosk at Tower Place during November and December, we had no intention of staying in the mall after the holidays, and certainly no thoughts of renting an actual store. But mall management is interested in bringing unique/unusual stores to Tower Place, and at the end of our holiday kiosk sojourn, they made us an amazing offer on an empty storefront! We simply could not turn it down.

Is Yellow Springs still in our future? Possibly, depending on how the mall experience goes for us. As always, stay tuned. And if you live in or visit Cincinnati, please come see us downtown!

http://midnight-muse.com/shop.htm


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* * * * * * * * * * * Upcoming Events for Midnight Muse * * * * * * * * * * *



Event: Celtic Lands Culture Fest
Date: March 12-13, 2005
Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Place: Cincinnati Museum Center (formerly Union Terminal)
Directions: Cincinnati Museum Center
Admission for this event is free!

Event: Victory of Light Psychic Festival
Date: April 16-17, 2005
Place: Sharonville Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
More Info: Victory of Light
Cincinnati's largest metaphysical event!

Event: Grand Opening Reception for Midnight Muse and O2 Fresh!
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2005
Place: Skywalk Level, Tower Place Mall, Cincinnati, Ohio
More Info: TBA

Event: Body/Mind/Spirit Festival
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2005
Place: Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center, Warren, Michigan
More Info: BMSF Website

Blessings of the brightening year,

Tess & Matthew

Midnight Muse



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(no subject) [Nov. 12th, 2004|02:49 am]
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Midnight Muse Newsletter ~ 12 November 2004
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I lift this sumach-bough with crimson flare,
And, touched with subtle pangs of dreamy pain,
Through the dark wood a torch I seem to bear
In Autumn's funeral train.
(John James Piatt, 1835-1917)


* * * * * * * * * * * * * Midnight Muse at Tower Place * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Our merchandise cart is now in operation at Tower Place Mall in downtown Cincinnati, till the end of December! We are offering jewelry, gifts, statuary, candles, incense, soaps, oils, velvet and beaded bags, plus a limited selection (due to space constraints) of books, tarot, and art. Many of our in-stock book titles are marked down 10%-35% off the cover price; come take a look!

Please note: our cart location has changed, thanks to the flexibility offered by cell phones. We are now located on the street level, overlooking the food court, near the escalators and the 4th Street entrance.

A delectable aside...Anglophiles and tea drinkers take note! Also near our cart in Tower Place is Churchill's, a combination tea room and gift shop, offering teas, goodies, fine china, Guinness merchandise, and gifts from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Treat yourself to a pot of tea and some scones with clotted cream... high tea is also available by reservation.


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * Change to Event Schedule * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Midnight Muse will *not* be participating in the Victory of Light Psychic festival in November as previously announced. However, we do plan to participate in the Spring 2005 Victory of Light Festival.


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Jasmine Soap! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Will the customer who inquired about the Jasmine/Green Tea soap at the Angels of Light fair please contact us? We are ordering more shortly, and can get you as much as you like.


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * New Website Items: Candles * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Scented votive candles are available by the box (18 candles to a box, $24.95). Stock up now to brighten the dark winter days! It is our passionate opinion that one can never have too many candles.

Available fragrances include: Amber ~ Dragon`s Blood ~ Sandalwood ~ Patchouli ~ Frankincense ~ Myrrh ~ Musk ~ Nag Champa ~ Bergamot ~ Honeysuckle ~ Jasmine ~ Lavender ~ Rose ~ Ylang Ylang ~ Rain ~ Ocean ~ Enchanted Forest ~ Balsam ~ Bayberry ~ Cedar ~ Sage ~ Peppermint ~ Thyme ~ Rosemary ~ Strawberry ~ French Vanilla ~ Green Tea ~ Hazelnut Coffee ~ Cinnamon ~ Pumpkin Spice ~ Hot Apple Pie ~ Unscented ~ http://midnight-muse.com/candles.htm


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* * * * * * * * * * * Upcoming Events for Midnight Muse * * * * * * * * * * *

Event: Midnight Muse at Tower Place
Dates: Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2004
Place: Tower Place Mall, 4th street between Vine and Race, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cart Location: On the Street Level near the escalators and 4th Street entrance
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Directions: Tower Place Mall Website

Downtown Cincinnati is a lovely place to visit during the holiday season, with seasonal displays of lights and greenery, horse-drawn carriages, fine music and theatrical programs, great restaurants, an ice skating rink on Fountain Square, and more. Stop by and see us at Tower Place when you come downtown!

Event: Lady Faire (not a metaphysical event)
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2pm to 5pm
Place: Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, 6233 Werk Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45248
Support women-owned businesses at a lovely bazaar, featuring clothing, jewelry, art, cooking, services, cosmetics, healing, bath and body, toys, cards, spa items, and more.

Event: Victory of Light Psychic Festival
Note: Midnight Muse will not be participating, but we will be back for the Spring 2005 show.
Date: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21
Place: Sharonville Convention Center, northern Cincinnati
More Info: Victory of Light

Event: Day of Pampering (because you deserve it)
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2004
Place: Studio of Patricia Garry, 1812 Wm. Howard Taft, Cincinnati
Cost & Details: $50 entitles you to a scrumptious luncheon prepared by Carolyn Wallace of A Perfect Brew, plus any three of the following wonderful experiences: a Tarot Card Reading, Psychometry Session, Palm Reading, Reiki Session, Simple Self Hypnosis Session or a Mini Medicine Wheel Chakra Re-Alignment. For a few dollars more, you can have a Massage or Reflexology Treatment, too! Browse at six specialty retailers in between sessions.
More Info: Reserve your space today by calling 513-281-6864!


Blessings of Late Autumn,

Tess & Matthew

Midnight Muse


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(no subject) [Oct. 4th, 2004|04:17 pm]
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Midnight Muse Newsletter ~ 4 October 2004
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Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird
I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
(George Eliot, 1819-1880)

O Autumn winds that bake and burn
And all the world to darkness turn,
Now storm and seize and make of me
A swarm of leaves from Autumn's Tree!
(Ray Bradbury, b. 1920, from _The Halloween Tree_)


* * * * * * * * * * * * * Midnight Muse at Tower Place * * * * * * * * * * * * *


We're delighted to announce that Midnight Muse will operate a merchandise gift cart during November and December, at Tower Place Mall in downtown Cincinnati! Our cart will be located on the Skywalk Level near Ann Taylor. Stop by and see us!


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Newly Added Books * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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* * * * * * * * New Calendars, Notecards, Oracles, & Journals * * * * * * * *

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* * * * * * * * * * * * * New Featured Art Galleries * * * * * * * * * * * * *


The Camelot Art Gallery showcases art prints
depicting characters and scenes from Arthurian legend.


Chivalry Art Gallery: knights & ladies in days of yore.


* * * * * * * * * * * Upcoming Events for Midnight Muse * * * * * * * * * * *


Event: Universal Light Expo
Date: October 9-10, Saturday & Sunday
Time: Saturday 9 am - 8 pm, Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
Place: Veterans Memorial Hall in Columbus, Ohio
More Info: Universal Light Expo Website

Event: Angels of Light Psychic Festival
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 23-24, 2004
Place: Holiday Inn I-275 North (Cincinnati)
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
More Info: Amethyst Books Website

Event: Cincinnati Witches Ball
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2004
Place: The Southgate House, Newport, KY (Cincinnati area)
More Info: Witches Ball Website

Event: Midnight Muse at Tower Place
Dates: Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2004
Place: Tower Place Mall, 4th street between Vine and Race, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cart Location: On the Skywalk Level (2nd floor) near Ann Taylor
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am to 8pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm
More Info: Tower Place Mall Website

Downtown Cincinnati is a lovely place to visit during the holiday season, with seasonal displays of lights and greenery, horse-drawn carriages, fine music and theatrical programs, great restaurants, a skating rink on Fountain Square, and more. Stop by and see us at Tower Place when you come downtown!

Autumnal blessings,

Tess & Matthew

Midnight Muse
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(no subject) [Oct. 4th, 2004|12:36 am]
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This past weekend we attended the twice-yearly Body-Mind-Spirit Festival in Warren MI, and enjoyed it very much as always, following up our visit to the area with our traditional trip to the marvelous Detroit Institute of Art. Though under construction/renovation, there is still plenty worth seeing at the DIA (watch for a future post on this topic).

However, the highlight of our weekend was meeting enchanted faery artist Jessica Galbreth, whose work graces one of our most popular calendars:



Jessica is every bit as lovely as her celebrated artwork, and we're delighted to have met her!
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2004|10:49 pm]
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Happy Autumn Equinox!
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(no subject) [Aug. 18th, 2004|01:11 am]
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Midnight Muse Newsletter ~ 17 August 2004
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Fairest of the months! Ripe summer's queen
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen
Sweet August doth appear.
(R. Combe Miller)


* * * * * * * * * * * Announcement: We Are Relocating! * * * * * * * * * * *


Matthew and Tess, owners of Midnight Muse, have made the decision to move from Cincinnati to Yellow Springs (home of Antioch College; east of Dayton Ohio). We are delighted to have this opportunity!

[skip this part unless you're interested in chatty details...]

Even before we met each other, we had both entertained the thought, "It would be so nice to live in a place like Yellow Springs..." Over the years, we've made several trips together to this lovely little town, and sometimes wistfully revisited the idea of relocating; but it just wasn't feasible.

However! Matthew was accepted for a telecommuting program at his workplace, with only monthly meetings to attend in Cincinnati -- and it occurred to us that living in Yellow Springs had become entirely possible. And after much thought and discussion, we have decided to do it!

In addition to its own merits, the move will put us a full hour closer to our many good friends in Columbus; it will shorten our drive to Wisteria by forty miles; and we will still be only an hour and a half from our friends and loved ones in Cincinnati.

For non-local folks and those of you who haven't visited Yellow Springs, its business district is famous for unique gift shops and galleries, and it could be a most harmonious home for a Midnight Muse storefront someday...

[Back to the regular newsletter now...]

As a result of this impending move, the Midnight Muse retail location on Madison Road in Cincinnati will be closing at the end of August. Though we aren't moving to Yellow Springs till after the holidays, a glance at our VERY busy upcoming festival schedule (see below!) made closing the shop before Autumn the best decision.

Our last day open for business at the Madison Road location will be Thursday, August 26. We will be open with our regular hours until then, and will also be open on Sunday, August 22 from 12pm-6pm.

Do we plan to re-open a physical location for Midnight Muse in Yellow Springs? We do indeed. :-) The timing for our re-opening will depend on available space combined with our festival schedule. We will be sure to notify our mailing list of any and all developments!

In the meantime: shop our website, visit our booth at the festivals...and stay tuned for information regarding a possible Midnight Muse "annex" at a Greater Cincinnati shopping centre in December...

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* * * * * * * * * * New On the Website: Velvet Spirit Bags * * * * * * * * * *



These lovely necklace bags (made with lush velvet and sparkling beads)
hold your smallest treasures close to your heart. Perfect for tiny stones,
crystals, amulets and talismans, written affirmations, and more...


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* * * * * * * * * * * Upcoming Events for Midnight Muse * * * * * * * * * * *


Event: Summerland Gathering
Date: August 27-29th
Place: Camp Clifton, Yellow Springs, Ohio
More Info: www.6thnight.org/summerland.html

Event: DragonCon (attending; not vending until next year...)
Date: September 3-6, 2004
Place: Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia
More Info: www.dragoncon.org

Event: Greater Cincinnati Pagan Pride Day
Date: Saturday, September 18th
Place: Goebel Park, Mainstrasse Village, Covington KY
More Info: www.paganpride.org/where/ohiovalley.html#oh

Event: Cincinnati Celtic World Festival
Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 25th and 26th
Place: Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio
More Info: www.cincinnaticelticfestival.com

Event: Body-Mind-Spirit Festival
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2004
Time: 11:00 am ~ 7:00 pm
Place: Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center (Warren, MI)
More Info: www.phenomenews.com/2d.htm

Event: Universal Light Expo
Date: October 9-10, Saturday & Sunday
Time: Saturday 9 am - 8 pm, Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
Place: Veterans Memorial Hall in Columbus, Ohio
More Info: www.universeexpo.com

Event: Angels of Light Psychic Festival
Date: October 23 and 24, Saturday & Sunday
Place: Holiday Inn I-275 North (Cincinnati)
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
More Info: www.amethystbooks.com

Event: Cincinnati Witches Ball
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2004
Place: The Southgate House, Newport, KY (Cincinnati area)
More Info: www.freewebs.com/thefaerierealm/witchesball.htm

Brightest blessings,

Tess & Matthew

Midnight Muse
http://midnight-muse.com
http://faeryjewelry.com




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(no subject) [Jul. 29th, 2004|03:18 am]
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(no subject) [May. 8th, 2004|05:03 pm]
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Midnight Muse Upcoming Events ~ 7 May 2004
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Ask of her, the mighty mother:
Her reply puts this other
Question: What is Spring?--
Growth in every thing--

Flesh and fleece, fur and feather,
Grass and greenworld all together;
Star-eyed strawberry-breasted
Throstle above her nested

Cluster of bugle blue eggs thin
Forms and warms the life within;
And bird and blossom swell
In sod or sheath or shell.

(Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1844-1889, from 'The May Magnificat')


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Springtime blessings! We have several upcoming events we'd like to share with you. If you attend, be sure to stop by the Midnight Muse booth and say hello!


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On Memorial Day weekend, Midnight Muse goes to Marcon (Multiple Alternative Realities Convention) - the Midwest's Premiere Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention!

Held at the Hyatt in downtown Columbus, Marcon offers panels and literary discussions, live action role playing (LARPs), a Masquerade Ball and evening dances, plus a short story contest and more!

~Marcon~
May 28th-30th 2004 (Memorial Day weekend)
Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio
More info: http://marcon.org/


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Announcing 'Faerie Fest' - to be held June 5th in Covington KY (just across the river from Cincinnati). This event offers vendors, workshops, live entertainment, and all day fun and merriment. Wear your faerie wings! Sponsored by The Faerie Realm of Covington.

~Faerie Fest~
Saturday, June 5, 2004
Covington Kentucky
More info: http://faeriefest.tripod.com/


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Unfortunately the British Isles Festival (scheduled for June 12-13) has been cancelled. We will notify our mailing list if/when we hear about any developments for next year. Many thanks to the customers and friends who visited us at the BIF in 2003 and 2002… may we meet again!


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Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Pagan Spirit Gathering! Held in southeastern Ohio, this week-long event (one of the largest and longest-running Pagan festivals in America) offers an amazing array of workshops, concerts, programs, rituals, networking, and so much more. We highly recommend this wonderful event.

~Pagan Spirit Gathering~
June 20-27, 2004
Held at Wisteria in Southeastern Ohio
http://www.circlesanctuary.org/psg


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And later this year...

We are thrilled to announce Midnight Muse will be participating in the 2004 Universal Light Expo! This huge metaphysical expo (one of the largest in the Midwest) will be held in Columbus, Ohio on October 9-10. Look for us there! ~ http://universeexpo.com

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Wishing everyone a joyous Beltaine,

Tess & Matthew

Midnight Muse
1981 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513.533.4301
mail@midnight-muse.com

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http://faeryjewelry.com

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(no subject) [Apr. 30th, 2004|01:45 am]
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I'm amused by this (the original is by Alphonse Mucha, circa 1900):

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