”..she wept because she thought of the man from Cholon and suddenly she wasn’t sure she hadn’t loved him with a love she hadn’t seen because it had lost itself in the affair like water in the sand and she rediscovered it only now, through this moment of music.”
— The Lover, 1992
"You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot."
Hillary Clinton (via neonchills)
30th Space Symposium, Main Stage. This may seem a bit familiar to some of you, especially those who have been dedicated fans of Neil deGrasse Tyson, who gave the keynote speech for the 28th Space Symposium.
“We’re driving down the road running our GPS, it is working, we find our destination…nobody is thinking about satellites. They’re just thinking, did they get to their destination in time. It’s like shaving. No one will come up to you and say hey, you shaved real good today! The act of doing it perfectly is the measure of it going unnoticed.”
— NDT, in reference to the “hidden role that space plays in our culture”
Watch the whole keynote speech. It’s inspiring and may change you (or others) to start thinking about society, culture, and the future through the cosmic perspective. When I was in this room, that entire speech played back in my mind.
It is truly a strange thing when a steam pipe bursts under an abandoned building in the dead of winter, but that’s exactly what happened under the Clinic Building at Greystone Park State Hospital in 2007, a month before the building was unceremoniously knocked down. The steam congregated near the ceiling of the abandoned asylum infirmary, condensing on the pipes and dripping down in regular patterns - and creating these ice stalagmites. An hour after taking this photograph, demolition workers came into the building and chased us through the tunnels; we had to hide in an attic in 0 degree weather for hours while cops searched for us. The next time I drove out there, there was no trace that a building had ever stood in this spot.