A four-hour exposure photograph of the 1998 Leonids meteor shower taken at the Modra Observatory in Slovakia.
Galileo’s sketches from Sidereus Nuncius (1610), the first published scientific work based on observations made through a telescope
saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire
The 14th of July was a real victory for the middle classes, to be sure, but it was much more than that. It came to be a symbol of liberty itself. For if that day brought a new class to a position of power, so, too, it implied the final collapse of the Ancien Regime to the degree that the regime had come to be represented in people’s minds by the image of the Bastille. In this sense it appeared to bring great hope to oppressed people everywhere.
Albert Soboul, The French Revolution 1789-1799.
The moon likes secrets. And secret things. She lets mysteries bleed into her shadows and leaves us to ask whether they originated from otherworlds, or from our own imaginations.
Charles de Lint (via sleepystoryteller)
Love to throw yourself on the earth and kiss it. Kiss the earth and love it with an unceasing, consuming love. Love all people, love eveything. Seek that rapture and ecstasy.