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don_socalJune 14, 2014

You don't have to be a chef or even a particularly good cook to experience proper kitchen alchemy: the moment when ingredients combine to form something more delectable than the sum of their parts. Fancy ingredients or recipes not required; simple, made-up things are usually even better.
Erin Morgenstern

Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.
Paracelsus

The alchemy of good curating amounts to this: Sometimes, placing one work of art near another makes one plus one equal three. Two artworks arranged alchemically leave each intact, transform both, and create a third thing.
Jerry Saltz

None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.
Edith Hamilton

In a way, we are magicians. We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards. We are a very strange bunch. But there is great fun in being a wizard.
Billy Joel

When alchemists were talking about turning lead to gold, they were talking about turning a leaden consciousness, which most of us exist in during our lives, into a golden consciousness, which is a much better place to be.
Alan Moore

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lilosophie

Fine quotes covering the magic in everyday life and then some

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 9:08AM
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west_gardener

Great quotes, Don.I agree with the Erin Morgenstern 's quote.
I perform alchemy on a regular basis in cooking (food)
I prepare the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls, and I know that not much of anything will happen until I combine them. So I put the bowls aside till morning.
I can have pancakes, waffles , etc...ready for cooking first thing in the morning. Nothing fancy,

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 7:41PM
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west_gardener

Another alchemy, in the household world. Cleaning drains.
Pour baking soda in a drain, nothing much happens until your pour vinegar into the drain.
The result is dramatic,

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 9:02PM
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