“Center of all centers, core of cores, almond self-enclosed, and growing sweet- all this universe, to the furthest stars all beyond them, is your flesh, your fruit. Now you feel how nothing clings to you; your vast shell reaches into endless space, and there the rich, thick fluids rise and flow. Illuminated in your infinite peace, a billion stars go spinning through the night, blazing high above your head. But in you is the presence that will be, when all the stars are dead.” Text: Rainer Maria Rilke, Buddha in Glory (1908). Mitchell translation. Image: Acheulean hand-axe, 300,000-500,000 years before present. It is the archetype of biface tools, named after the St. Acheul site on the Somme River, France. Object is located iin the Museum of Toulouse. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.