The Universe Unfolds

Geddes Levenson


Orbital Mechanics by Tatiana Plakhova 

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i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that

rupi kaur (via creatingaquietmind)

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by Li Po

Blue mountains to the north of the walls,
White river winding about them;
Here we must make separation
And go out through a thousand miles of dead grass.

Mind like a floating white cloud,
Sunset like the parting of old acquaintances
Who bow over their clasped hands at a distance.
Our horses neigh to each other
as we are departing.

To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

Mary Oliver, from “In Blackwater Woods” (via the-final-sentence)

(Source: growing-orbits, via thepoetrybook)


Mixing media

A little piece I’m working on in between preparing for spring and summer craft fairs, based on a tracing from an old photograph of a friend. I call it “Maggie, Conjuring.”

Oh man, I totally saw that and thought “that must be maggie” before I even read what you wrote! She is a first rate conjurer!


It is not unusual to find ice spheres accumulating along places like the Northeastern shore of Lake Michigan during cold winters. The balls tend to form where water turbulence breaks up a layer of slush. Mattes of slush and frazil ice accrete in the turbulent, supercooled water. Where the wave action is strongest, typically near-shore, slush and frazil evolve into spherical lumps. If conditions are just right, they’ll continue to grow until waves push them ashore.

From Earth Science Picture of the day
Photos by Leda Olmsted

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