since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world
my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says
we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph
And death i think is no parenthesis
|—||E. E. Cummings, Since Feeling Is First (via colporteur)|
|—||T.H. White, The Once and Future King (via onelibertine)|
Leaf bug (Phyllium giganteum)
The constant wobbling as they move is a part of their disguise, making it seem as though the “leaf” is only moving because of a light breeze.
If you blow on one it will also shake around in the hopes of matching any actual surrounding leaves
The world-famous La Tomatina festival has been held in the Valencian town of Buñol on the last Wednesday of August since 1945.
Tens of thousands of people come together to throw over 100 tonnes of tomatoes at each other, costing an estimated $3,000 per minute. More photos »
Sydney’s Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys. Behind a toy shop on a busy street in south Sydney, ‘doll surgeons’ transplant fingers, toes and heads and repair broken eye sockets. (Photo: Jason Reed/Reuters)
“The images are screenshots from Google Earth. They are glitches that occur when the 2d satellite imagery and 3d terrain don’t line up quite right, or structures such as bridges get projected down onto the terrain below, creating fabulous and unintentional distortions”- Clement Valla
The last lonely passenger pigeon died in 1914. Her stuffed body is on display at the Smithsonian Institution. I’ve seen her. It’s a sad exhibit.
But what if passenger pigeons could be reincarnated?
That’s the idea behind de-extinction. Take DNA harvested from museum specimens and…
|—||Leonard Cohen (via observando)|