theparisreview:

“He wasn’t sure what to do. If he left the rock, it would only take a few minutes of desert air to dry his pool, and then all that would remain of him would be a small crucible of brown powder, a powder the wind would find and scatter. He wished to stay there, to protect the pool.
“But after a time, he thought differently. He understood that if he stayed upon the rock, he would simply disappear as well. And so, he rose.”
—Scott Anderson, from Triage.
Photo via.

theparisreview:

“He wasn’t sure what to do. If he left the rock, it would only take a few minutes of desert air to dry his pool, and then all that would remain of him would be a small crucible of brown powder, a powder the wind would find and scatter. He wished to stay there, to protect the pool.

“But after a time, he thought differently. He understood that if he stayed upon the rock, he would simply disappear as well. And so, he rose.”

Scott Anderson, from Triage.

Photo via.

textless:

This is only the second time I have ever seen a pink grasshopper, and the first time I’ve ever gotten a photo of one. 

The pink color is caused by a recessive gene similar to the one that causes albinism.  It was hopping around on a hill at Curecanti National Recreation Area, June 2014.

nprfreshair:

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."  - Nelson Mandela 
 
Today is Nelson Mandela Day, marked by his birthday. This is the first Mandela Day since his death last December. 

nprfreshair:

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."  - Nelson Mandela 

 

Today is Nelson Mandela Day, marked by his birthday. This is the first Mandela Day since his death last December. 

artchipel:

Artist on Tumblr

Lisa Adams | on Tumblr (Australia)

Lisa Adams creates images that are often unsettling, sometimes melancholy or by turns uplifting, but always affecting and richly atmospheric. The scale on which she works affords her involved and tightly realised paintings an intimacy that echoes the personal nature of her subject matter. Indeed, she explores grand emotions on a humble scale so that the very act of looking at her paintings is a revelatory and ultimately rewarding experience. Adam’s emblematic paintings hold the promise of divested secrets and play with constructions of language through the incorporation of witty titles. (src. QUT Art Museum Public Programs by Alison Kubler, Curator)

© All images courtesy of the artist

[more Lisa Adams | artist found at actegratuit]

questionableadvice:

~ Sugar Information, Inc., 1966"Play safe with your young ones - make sure they get sugar every day."

questionableadvice:

~ Sugar Information, Inc., 1966

"Play safe with your young ones - make sure they get sugar every day."

(Source: retro-advertising)

spaceexp:

Volcano eruption from the International Space Station
A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. Sarychev Peak is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain, and it is located on the northwestern end of Matua Island.

spaceexp:

Volcano eruption from the International Space Station

A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. Sarychev Peak is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain, and it is located on the northwestern end of Matua Island.

(Source: earthobservatory.nasa.gov)