"Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony."

Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet (via kushandwizdom)

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people who complain that pluto isnt considered one of our major planets anymore make me think of people in the 1500s being like “REMEMBER WHEN THE SUN USED TO REVOLVE AROUND THE EARTH WHY DOES SCIENCE HAVE TO RUIN EVERYTHING”

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"The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Light at the blue end of the spectrum does not travel the whole distance from the sun to us. It disperses among the molecules of the air, it scatters in water. Water is colorless, shallow water appears to be the color of whatever lies underneath it, but deep water is full of this scattered light, the purer the water the deeper the blue. The sky is blue for the same reason, but the blue at the horizon, the blue of land that seems to be dissolving into the sky, is a deeper, dreamier, melancholy blue, the blue at the farthest reaches of the places where you see for miles, the blue of distance. This light that does not touch us, does not travel the whole distance, the light that gets lost, gives us the beauty of the world, so much of which is in the color blue."

Rebecca Solnit

This science-meets-poetry ode to the “lost light” that is Rayleigh-scattered blue comes from her book A Field Guide To Getting Lost (reviewed marvellously at Brain Pickings)

For a scientific take on why the sky is blue (except when it isn’t) check out this video:

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"A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more."

John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via misswallflower)

"They say a woman’s place
Is to wait and serve
Under the veil
Submissive and dear
But I think my place
Is in a ship from space
To carry me
The hell out of here."

Laura Nyro, The Right To Vote (via misswallflower)



astronomers got tired after watching the moon go around the earth for 24 hours so they decided to call it a day


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