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Como parte del interés que impera en Liqüiritia por el anacronismo crónico, las artífices del reino han decidido ofrecer una serie de entradas de diarios; todas ellas, naturalmente, fuera de tiempo.

He aquí la primera:

 

La importancia en los libros modernos de los momentos de bonheur simple. Glorificados porque para nosotros, los neuróticos, son tan raros como la tragedia y el éxtasis lo son para los demás. Harriet Hume comiendo cerezas de un cucurucho de papel, la taza de chocolate de Colette, mi taza de café en casa de Roger William.

-Anaïs Nin

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The Yellow Wallpaper (3)

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In our last episode of “Liqüiritia for the sick” we discussed a number of health benefits associated with the bitter-sweet patron substance of our kingdom. Today, however, we bring you a seasonal special, as a response to the demands of our apocalyptic times. As you can see below, the substance “liquiritia” is good for you even in the most critical of public health emergencies:

“The glycyrrhizin content of licorice inhibits the replication of the viruses that cause influenza.  It also alleviates the symptoms of influenza.  Glycyrrhizin imitates many of the anti-inflammatory actions of cortisol.  This can be desirable for influenza patients.”

Furthermore, it “reduces permeability of membranes (inhibits viral penetration) in cells”, and it “has positive effects on T-cells which are then transferable to other animals with positive results against influenza –thus it can be used to prepare a vaccine”.

Due to these benefits, Licorice root is one of the main compontents of a “Dietary supplement composition for ameliorating inflammatory changes in influenza process”, patented in 2007.

 

Liquiritia makes you "forti"

Liquiritia makes you "forti"

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Edward Hopper, "Evening Wind"

Edward Hopper, "Evening Wind"

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "Femme couchée. Réveil"

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "Femme couchée. Réveil"

Lucien Freud, "Naked Girl"

Lucien Freud, "Naked Girl"

 

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And now for installment number two:

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The Yellow Wallpaper (2)

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El pulpo de Liqüiritia, parece ser, tiene su contraparte femenina en la medusa:
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 Jamais danseuse humaine, femme échauffée, ivre de mouvement, du poison de ses forces excédées, de la présence ardente de regards chargés de désir, n’exprima l’offrande impérieuse du sexe, l’appel mimique du besoin de prostitution, comme cette grande Méduse, qui, par saccades ondulatoires de son flot de jupes festonnées, qu’elle trousse et retrousse avec une étrange et impudique insistance, se transforme en songe d’Éros; et tout à coup, rejetant tous ses falbalas vibratiles, ses robes de lèvres découpées, se renverse et s’expose, furieusement ouverte.

 

Paul Valéry, Degas Danse Dessin

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“Distant music”

He stood still in the gloom of the hall, trying to catch the air that the voice was singing and gazing up at his wife. There was grace and mystery in her attitude as if she were a symbol of something. He asked himself what is a woman standing on the stairs in the shadow, listening to distant music, a symbol of. If he were a painter he would paint her in that attitude.

-James Joyce, “The Dead”

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[If he were a painter, he would be Edward Hopper]

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