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The lesson which life constantly repeats is to 'look under your feet.'
You are always nearer to the divine
and the true sources of your power than you think.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.
The great opportunity is where you are.
Do not despise your own place and hour.
Every place is under the stars.
Every place is the center of the world.

John Burroughs, 1837-1921
American Author and Naturalist


Vincent van Gogh, whose artistic brilliance and supposed madness have made him a focus of popular fascination, suffered not from epilepsy or insanity but from Meniere's disease, a new analysis of his letters suggests. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that the 19th Century Dutch painter suffered from Meniere's disease, a condition that was little known at the time and has often been misdiagnosed as epilepsy.