Sunday, March 31, 2013

Wunjo

Light
pierces
the
clouds
just
as
something
lovely
emerges
from
the
depths
 
~ Ralph Blum
 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Music

Music is the cup
 that holds the wine of silence.
 
~ Robert Fripp
 


Friday, March 22, 2013

Laugh & Sleep

A good laugh and a long sleep
 are the best cures in the doctor's book.
 
~ Irish proverb
 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Emptiness

 
The moment you're willing
to give up everything
and become empty
the emptiness becomes filled with the universe
with all that is beautiful and good
 
~ Burt Harding


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

La Primavera

 
Wait.
Be patient.
The storm will pass.
The spring will come.
 
~ Robert Schuller


Northern Lights in Iceland

Aurora - Kleifarvatn 17th of March 2013 from Olafur Haraldsson on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Last Day of Winter

 
Laughter is the sun
 that drives winter
 from the human face.
 
~ Victor Hugo
 
 

You Are Your Blood

 
~ Henry Rollins

Monday, March 18, 2013

For those who didn't understand yesterday's post



Every year I look up information about the number of the age I am becoming to see if I can find anything of interest.

The number 42 is, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything," which is calculated by an enormous supercomputer over a period of 7.5 million years. Unfortunately no one knows what the question is! Thus, to calculate the Ultimate Question, a special computer the size of a small planet using organic components is created and named "Earth."

The picture I posted yesterday is of a "magic cube," constructed in such way that every row, column, corridor, and diagonal passing through the center has numbers whose sum is 42. I don't know who came up with it but I thought it was cool.

Another interesing thing about 42: In 1966, mathematician Paul Cooper theorized that the fastest, most efficient way to travel across continents would be to bore a straight hollow tube directly through the Earth, connecting a set of antipodes, remove the air from the tube and fall through! The first half of the journey consists of free-fall acceleration, while the second half consists of an exactly equal deceleration. The time for such a journey works out to be 42 minutes.

Have a great day, all ;)


 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Space



Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.

~ Fred Hoyle

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Create As You Wish


 
Integrity has no need of rules.
 
~ Albert Camus

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Gold Within

 
The fatal flaw
is to stop believing
 in yourself,
to doubt your dream,
to forget
the gold within.
 
Don't.
 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Twenty years from now

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

~ Mark Twain

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Relinquishing Belief


I do not believe that suffering is the necessary and inevitable condition of human beings here on earth. I do not believe that the essence of life is misery.

Resignation to uncontested suffering is merely passivity, a failure to take responsibility for one's own existence.

To take responsibility for our existence, we need to relinquish the belief that frustration and defeat are our natural and inevitable fate. That belief which is sometimes upheld as an expression of higher sophistication or wisdom, is in fact a default on the very challenge of being alive, of being conscious, of being human.

~ Nathaniel Branden, The Psychology of Romantic Love

For Your Health


 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Cool Before The Warm

This is my favorite happy song. There is some tremendous musicianship here, particularly from the drummer, whose blazing snare patterns sound really fun to play. Great bass line, good melody, cool lyrics, and a nice horn section to complement a very well crafted song. Thank you, Style Council.

Enjoy!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Price

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

~ Henry David Thoreau