Currently on a long vacation. See you all soon.:)
— Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast (via hollowstimulation)
Saturn eclipsing the Sun, imaged by the Cassini Spacecraft on July 19th, 2013. Saturn’s rings and moons are brilliantly illuminated, and Venus, the Earth, Moon, and Mars are visible in the background, more than a billion kilometers away. At the time the image was taken, thousands of people on Earth were waving at Saturn as part of “The Day the Earth Smiled”. Full Resolution (9000x3500)
Poems are written on the back of time,
inscriptions on the wrong side of a photograph:
scribbled flourish of our possibility.
Is it true then what your descendant said,
that poetry makes nothing happen?
— Mark Doty, from “Letter to Walt Whitman,” in Source (HarperCollins, 2001)
These amazing photos were taken by Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, who adapted his camera in order to achieve remarkably close-up focus on individual snowflakes after they’ve fall on the ground. He illuminates his shots with a flashlight and the background texture is dark wool fabric.
Alexy’s images reveal the unique geometric shapes of each snowflake with such astonishing clarity that it’s easy to forget just how tiny they really are. Visit Alexey Kljatov’s Flickr stream to view many more of his remarkable snowflake photos.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
We’re dreaming of snow.
Like a complete outsider, a casual observer of whom I thought I was,
I’ve always enjoyed watching my daydreams go down in defeat.
I was never convinced of what I believed in.
I filled my hands with sand, called it gold, and opened them up to let it slide through.
Words were my only truth.
When the right words were said, all was done; the rest was the sand that had always been. ❞
— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via hollowstimulation)
— Carl Jung (via skeletales)
Literary Birthday - 20 November
Selma Lagerlöf, born 20 November 1858, died 16 March 1940
1. It is a strange thing to come home. While yet on the journey, you cannot at all realize how strange it will be.
2. There isn’t much that tastes better than praise from those who are wise and capable.
3. Strange, when you ask anyone’s advice you see yourself what is right.
4. He who is sorrowful can force himself to smile, but he who is glad cannot weep.
5. Nothing on earth can make up for the loss of one who has loved you.
Lagerlöf was a Swedish author. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Source for Image
Solar mass ejection 2013/10/08 (09:12 UT)
[gif 1] mounted with 20 images (10:18 to 11:06 UT) with its evolution
[gif 2] same gif but in negalive light and no color.
Taken with Coronado SolarMaxII 90 and ASI120MM from Málaga, España - Jose Cabello
— Roger Zelazny, from The Courts of Chaos (via the-final-sentence)
— Marianne Williamson (via blue-voids)