My daughter...

  • ...just asked about that last post with a man and a fish and a bicycle, so I told her "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." She said, "but a fish doesn't need a bicycle in any way at all." Then a slow, sly grin spread across her nine year old face.
  • A feminist is born.
  • http: //sosubtlyobvious.tumblr.com/post/97681146540/somethin-somethin-fish-needs-a-bicycle
libutron
libutron:

Button plants - Conophytum ficiforme
Conophytum ficiforme (Caryophyllales - Aizoaceae) is a dwarf, almost stemless succulent endemic to South Africa, that grows in small dense clumps forming compact mats or domes. The fig-shaped bodies are greyish-green, 20 mm long and 15 mm thick, sometimes depressed at the fissure (gap, groove), with two distinct lobes.
They are often flushed with purple and have characteristic horseshoe-shaped markings of greenish to reddish dots or lines which surround the fissure and cross the lobes. The highly scented rose-pink, white to pale yellow flowers are long lasting and appear in autumn. The fruit is a capsule containing many small seeds. 
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Mike Keeling | Locality: cultivated (2008)

also, altarflame

libutron:

Button plants - Conophytum ficiforme

Conophytum ficiforme (Caryophyllales - Aizoaceae) is a dwarf, almost stemless succulent endemic to South Africa, that grows in small dense clumps forming compact mats or domes. The fig-shaped bodies are greyish-green, 20 mm long and 15 mm thick, sometimes depressed at the fissure (gap, groove), with two distinct lobes.

They are often flushed with purple and have characteristic horseshoe-shaped markings of greenish to reddish dots or lines which surround the fissure and cross the lobes. The highly scented rose-pink, white to pale yellow flowers are long lasting and appear in autumn. The fruit is a capsule containing many small seeds. 

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Mike Keeling | Locality: cultivated (2008)

also, altarflame

theneolistickid

theneolistickid:

sosubtlyobvious replied to your post “I suspect the essence of coolness is the lack of fear.”

Did you listen to the latest radio lab?

Yeah, that’s exactly what made me say that. Honestly meant that post more as a placeholder to expand on later.

I used to think not caring defined being cool, but that didn’t feel quite right. 

Now I think you can be cool by not being afraid and/or not showing fear. Makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. 

Thoughts?

theneolistickid, I don’t know anything about cool. Confidence, only sometimes. Much of what I’ve done in the last 5 years has been pretty scary, but I have done it WITH the fear, not without it or trying to hide it. I half-jokingly call myself a nihilist a lot, and sometimes a pessimist, though realist and pragmatist feel pretty comfortable. I really connected with the part of that podcast when they talked about nihilism and pessimism being only the beginning, like a gate to a different level. Not necessarily a superior one, but a different pattern of thinking. It has been enlightening and liberating to me to realize that very little, if anything, I do really has any significance, other than maybe to my own children in the short term. It takes the weight off, eases the pressure. At the same time, that gives me the opportunity to really appreciate sequences of events and coincidences even more. I’m most comfortable in chaos. I’m in a particularly philosophical mood right now, so that all may seem overly self important. Inside my head, it’s all quite a bit lighter. I think I need to read Eugene’s book.

I'm tired.

  • For no valid reason. Tired and I want to curl up in the woods far away. I want to be warmed by a low steady fire, and drift away with swirling constellations dancing on my eye lids until they're so heavy I can only rest them and sink into the earth.