Κυριακή, 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

Love is one of the most addictive substances on earth

In the jungles of Guatemala, in Tikal, stands a temple. It was built by the grandest Sun King, of the grandest city-state, of the grandest civilization of the Americas, the Mayas. His name was Jasaw Chan K'awiil. He stood over six feet tall. He lived into his 80s, and he was buried beneath this monument in 720 AD. And Mayan inscriptions proclaim that he was deeply in love with his wife. So, he built a temple in her honor, facing his. And every spring and autumn, exactly at the equinox, the sun rises behind his temple,and perfectly bathes her temple with his shadow. And as the sun sets behind her temple in the afternoon,it perfectly bathes his temple with her shadow. After 1,300 years, these two lovers still touch and kiss from their tomb. 

Helen Fisher