"What are you thinking? What are you feeling? What have we done to each other? What will we do?" - Gone Girl (2014)
The letter is crying. It’s as if her tears are being expressed visibly on the page. - Roger Ebert
Pavel Janák, part of a coffee service, 1911. Porcelain with gold. Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague. Exhibition cubiCZmus! 2009, Postmuseum Vienna.
Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of it’s constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.
Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt (for Life Magazine)
Here’s an Otocolobus manul — nature’s Grumpy Cat — discovering a camera trap outside it’s den. Camera traps are used by biologists to lean about rare animals’ behavior, abundance, and health — just by setting up a solar-powered camera with a motion trigger. No physical trapping necessary.
O. manul (also known as Pallas’s cat) is about the size of a house cat, but you’ll notice has round pupils instead of slits. It lives in western China and the steppes of Central Asia.
You’d think that Pallas’s cat would rule the internet by now - but there aren’t too many photos of them because they are both rare and shy. The IUCN lists them as near-threatened. Just another reason to support species conservation!
You can see the whole video — posted Scarce Worldwide — here.
Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon, late 19th century or early 20th century