Some days you have to pause and recognize that, for all its flaws and exhaustions, it is an amazing world we live in. Need specifics? Here we go~
-There are people in this world whose livelihoods are based in the industries of windchimes, DJ'ing, and peanut butter.
-Wombats are categorized in two main categories: common, and "hairy-nosed."
-Waggle your fingers in some random/rapid range of motion you haven't otherwise used this week. Hadn't you almost forgotten your hands COULD do that?
-Someone bothered to define the anapest.
-You will someday love someone who, when they first came into the world, was a complete stranger whose birth meant nothing to you. Imagine all the things that had to line up for you to know each other now.
-A healthy birch tree can produce as many as a million seeds in a single year.
-Eva Cassidy's vocals--live, mygodshecoulddothislive--on "Autumn Leaves":
-Any and every day, people can make videos like this...all it takes is a high altitude weather balloon, a camera you're not afraid to lose, and a dream.
High Altitude Balloon from David Stillman on Vimeo.
-Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia: 18 spires, three grand facades, Cubist and Symbolist detailing. Still a work in progress, to be completed in 2026--a full century after the death of its architect. Of the construction time for the Catholic cathedral, prolonged even in Gaudi's life, he said only..."My client is not in a hurry."