I just spent a little while with my family. I was constantly surrounded by family members, much of the time many of us piled on top of each other or congregating together on the same bed or couch. All around lovely.
Things I touched in those two weeks:
1 mouse (dead)
1 bee (subcutaneously)
1 exhaust pipe (ouch)
2 stink bugs
2 big dogs
9 humans with whom I share DNA
And two things I loved from how Clelia speaks:
I have never watched the Olympics and never felt I was missing anything. But today I somehow saw one clip of a paralimpics race and, two hours later, I have run the gamut of intense emotions: awed, humbled, elated, moved to the point of sloppy, hot, free-flowing tears. Such an incredible sight to see mortals push the limits of their bodies and their minds when half of their limbs are missing or paralyzed. How radiant is the flash of determination and focus in these weathered, beautiful faces. How refreshing to see in physical form what we all are inside: different shapes and abilities, and making clever modifications and almost superhuman efforts to strive toward a common goal.
Here is a video of some of the most badass women I will ever see in my life. I am grateful to be able to see what they do, to be able to hold them up as role models. I hope to remember these incredible women the every time I feel limited by myself or my circumstances.
“The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly – to develop strategies of seeing and showing.”
I’ve just spent a a stupid amount of time admiring this collection of slopegraphs. Who thought train schedules could be mesmerizing?
Finally, some beauty for this Friday afternoon:
Copied from the Toast.
WHY ARE YOU LONELY: CHOOSE ONE
I sit with an egg
You have to sit with the egg, which is uncomfortable, and commit to doing that in order for the egg to turn into a chicken, which is what you want. Otherwise, nothing will come of it.
Stolen from a DeviantArt page that no longer exists:
In Belgium we have an expression: “Ik zit met een ei.” Which literally means: “I’m sitting with an egg on my mind”.
The egg actually symbolizes an unborn idea or a problem you’re stuck with.
When the egg will hatch, remains the question.