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  • In renaissance days they had this wonderful public swimming pool called Fountain of Youth. When you grew older and more wrinkles appeared day by day and your breasts started to sag, there was no need for silicone or botox! Just clothes off and hop into the pool!

    After some hilarious splashing you waded to the other side of the pool and up you rose with the body and mind rejuvenated to that of 17-year-old maiden.

    Yes, I know, you doubting Thomases, it’s difficult to believe to the power of plain water during these cynical, ultra-medicalized days.

    Luckily we have testimonies from some renaissance best photojournalists! Here, for example is the picture of Lucas Cranach the Elder from year 1546 (now in Gemäldegalerie in Berlin). Look how old peasant hags on the left are transformed into young ladies of court by the touch of water. Look how their sallow skins become rosy and vibrant -- and yes, glowing with life! In a splash. The faces and movements are so realistic that Mr Cranach must have made the picture right on the spot, toes in water.

    From my own grassroots level experience I sincerely recommend some haphazard fountain hopping to everyone now and then instead of swallowing mountains of pills. Splashing the fountains makes you younger. If not by body, then certainly by heart.
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