high tide and low tide in great britain. photographs by michael marten
My dad at 29, me at 2 weeks. Me at 29, my boy at 2 weeks.
this has got to be the best thing i have seen on tumblr so far, i love this way too much.
You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.
And at one point you’d hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.
And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.
And you’ll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they’ll be comforted to know your energy’s still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you’re just less orderly. Amen.
Collection of paintings by Joseph Lorusso:
- A Favourite Poem
- Late Night Edition
- An Easy Read
In a week, I will sprawl over my favorite pages and let them sink into my skin.
One of the BEST ad campaigns about representation I have seen.
Everyone has a backbone. Use yours.
Probablythe best 6 seconds ever.
i fucking lost it
I lost it too.
It is times like these, when I stay up for too long, that I rediscover the original purpose and wonder of the internet.
Hi Sebastian has this phobia i guess you would call it of eating alone, he won’t eat unless someone is in the same room eating as him, i dont know why and we’ve taken him to the vet to see if it’s a stomach problem on why he wasn’t eating until we started to notice a pattern, only when you’re in the room eating will he start to chow down on his food. So we put his bowl on his side of the table and he eats Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with us. He’ll wait till you’re seated and eating to start on his meal, it’s really sweet, though we still have no idea why he does it.
WHAT THATS THE CUTEST THING EVER OMG
I think my Chloe might have a similar issue. I’m still trying to figure it out.
HK Gravity Pearl by NOSIGNER
In Japanese, the character for “izumi” (fountain) is a hybrid of the two characters for “white” and “water”. The artificial pearls produced by HK (calls ‘HAKU’)’s artisans in Izumi are akin to shining crystals emerging from white water.
Being first to master the production of artificial pearls in Japan, Izumi artisans have a long-standing inherited and traditional know-how passed on from generation to generation.
For the exhibition, HK developed ”Gravity pearls” in collaboration with designer NOSIGNER.
They are magnetic pearls that attract one another, and transform to ring, necklace, earing, broach,etc.
Magnetic pearls. Brilliant.
I love the Oatmeal and all of these old dudes.
I AM A REINCARNATION OF THIS CHARACTER, I SWEAR
paint pigments for sale in Nepal.