“And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.”
– Kurt Vonnegut, “Slaughter-House Five”
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
James Wallace Black’s aerial photo of Boston in 1860 from a hot air balloon.
More info on the photo can be found here at Photography Talk.
The best music video of all time. Directed by Michel Gondry.
“I haven’t started this ‘note before I die’ so that death is feared – I like the fact that we are mostly ignorant to it’s inevitability….. I just want people to stop worrying so much about the small, meaningless stresses in life and try to remember that we all have the same fate after it all so do what you can to make your time feel worthy and great, minus the bullshit.”
– Holly Butcher (1990-2018)
Holly was a 27-year-old Australian woman who passed away January 4th from Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare cancer in and around the bones. Here full letter can be found here on Facebook, where it has garnered more than 130,000 shares and 182,000 reactions.
One more from 2018.