Carl Sagan’s words are always worth hearing.
Love the way this video illuminates them + the continuing promise of space exploration.
Johann Georg Leinberger, 1729 - 1731.
Death blowing bubbles.
Every time I read/view this, I laugh.
Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)
"WE IMPROVE OURSELVES BY VICTORIES OVER OURSELVES. THERE MUST BE CONTESTS, AND WE MUST WIN."
I make playlists as a form of meditation
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Posted on January 8, 2013 | 2 CommentsHe said he was a corporate lawyer, born in Bolivia and that I probably wouldn’t like his politics. He looked like he was 12. It was late. I danced with […]
Posted on October 20, 2010 | 2 CommentsGiggles erupted from my backseat a few days ago. My son could not stop laughing. “Mom… do you know what…” (more laughing), “do you know what my friend John said […]
Posted on April 16, 2009 | 2 CommentsI hug him tight. He kisses me on the side of my nose. “Thanks, mom,” he says, rolling over and heaving a sigh. “Good night.” This is how he falls […]
Posted on February 15, 2009 | 1 CommentWe’ve had a concert here all morning yesterday. It featured extended thoughts about all the planets in our solar system, but we had to listen to it through the bedroom […]
Posted on February 7, 2009 | 1 CommentWhile on our way out to watch some ice melt in the woods, the boy graced us with the following wisdom: “If Illinois is empty, try the universe.” Once again, […]
Posted on October 28, 2008 | No Comments“The darkness doesn’t hurt anybody. It’s just a little bit famous.” “I want to dance in Saturn’s rings.” “Don’t forget to focus!” “You are the dark side of the moon.” […]
Posted on August 25, 2008 | 2 Comments“The darkness doesn’t hurt anybody. It’s just a little bit famous.” – Mantra of unknown origin, repeated whenever Dec crosses the dark divide of the big upstairs room at night. […]
Posted on August 14, 2008 | 2 CommentsI believed in karma long before I knew the word. I imagined it as though it was a cosmic superhero, capable of righting all injustices. It’s also known by the […]
Posted on July 28, 2008 | 4 CommentsSleep was interrupted for a long while in the wee hours of this morning, when Dec woke up weepy. “I want to dance in Saturn’s rings,” he cried. “I do […]
Posted on April 2, 2008 | 4 Comments“Eat your colors today.” I’m not sure if this taken from pro-fruit and veggie spots on Sesame Street or what. He’s been asking for foods on the basis of their […]