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The Good Morrow - John Donne

I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then?
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den?
’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee.
And now good-morrow to our waking souls,
Which watch not one another out of fear;
For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.

My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
Where can we find two better hemispheres,
Without sharp north, without declining west?
Whatever dies, was not mixed equally;
If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.

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beautifulbizzzzarreart:

Giuseppe Agnello

beautifulbizzzzarreart:

Giuseppe Agnello

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brightwalldarkroom:

"I submit that the real reason we criticized and disliked Lynch’s Laura’s muddy bothness is that it required of us an empathetic confrontation with the exact same muddy bothness in ourselves and our intimates that makes the real world of moral selves so tense and uncomfortable, a bothness we go to the movies to get a couple hours’ fucking relief from."
—David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again

brightwalldarkroom:

"I submit that the real reason we criticized and disliked Lynch’s Laura’s muddy bothness is that it required of us an empathetic confrontation with the exact same muddy bothness in ourselves and our intimates that makes the real world of moral selves so tense and uncomfortable, a bothness we go to the movies to get a couple hours’ fucking relief from."


—David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again

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silvergelatinsf:

McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scotsdale  Arizona

Taken near the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead.
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silvergelatinsf:

McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scotsdale Arizona

Taken near the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead.

Order Prints or Posters Online

Rollei Infrared 400 - Xtol - (processed @ www.gammasf.com )
SEKONIC L-778 DUAL SPOT F METER (Shot at 100ASA, spot-metered through the filter)
Heliopan 67mm INFRARED RG-715 FILTER
(exposure unrecorded - f22?, stabilized with a Tripod)
MAMIYA 7 MEDIUM FORMAT RANGEFINDER W/ 80MM F4
Epson PERFECTION V750-M PRO SCANNER
(20120901_RolleiIR400_Mamiya7_ScotsdaleAZ_51437_005_flkr)

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I believe that we are put here in human form to decipher the hieroglyphs of love and suffering. And, there is no degree of love or intensity of feeling that does not bring with it the possibility of a crippling hurt. But, it is a duty to take that risk and love without reserve or defense.
Allen Ginsberg (via yeshecholwa)

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necroluste:

J.R.R Tolkien, looking at flowers.

necroluste:

J.R.R Tolkien, looking at flowers.

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jtotheizzoe:

The fractal sculptures of Tom Beddard are like mathemagical Fabergé eggs. Anyone else seeing images of quasicrystals and Arabic tile mosaics in these? Beautiful science-informed art.

 


oldbookillustrations:

Give me your hand, little brother, I feel so frightened and so cold.
Frederick Cayley Robinson, from The blue bird, by Maurice Maeterlinck, New York, 1920.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Give me your hand, little brother, I feel so frightened and so cold.

Frederick Cayley Robinson, from The blue bird, by Maurice Maeterlinck, New York, 1920.

(Source: archive.org)


Q
do we share a common ancestor with plants because we're both eukaryotes or have i misunderstood something?
A

jtotheizzoe:

We do share a common ancestor with plants! Everything shares an ancestor with everything else. We call it LUCA, for Last Universal Common Ancestor (sometimes called just LUA). At least, that’s what the most widely-supported theories say.

That LUCA would have resembled a very basic modern bacterium, with a circular genome (as opposed to ours, which is in 46 linear pieces) and would have lived on Earth about 3.5 billion years ago.

Eventually, some single-celled organisms gulped up small bacteria and used them as internal energy factories. Eventually, those enslaved power plants became mitochondria, which retain their bacterial-type circular genomes today. The parent cells walled off their own DNA inside a nucleus at about the same time, transforming into eukaryotes. Some of those eukaryotes then swallowed up photosynthetic cyanobacteria to go along with their mitochondria, and that was the origin of plants.

Here’s a nice little diagram of how we think it all went down, via Wikipedia:

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As for the transformation from single cells to multicellular splendor? That’s a (mostly mysterious) story for a different day.