"One. Do not promise when you’re happy.
Two. When you are angry, do not respond.
Three. Do not decide when you’re sad."
"Although we read with our minds, the seat of artistic delight is between the shoulder blades. That little shiver behind is quite certainly the highest form of emotion that humanity has attained when evolving pure art and pure science. Let us worship the spine and its tingle."
Vladimir Nabokov (via andthisandmoretoo)
"Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that."
Michael Leunig (via infinite-paradox)
Spruce Gran Picea #0909 – 11A07 (9,550 years old; Fulufjället, Sweden)
From Rachel Sussman’s collection The Oldest Living Things in the World
Interactive Bird Song Poster
Learn the songs of these common breeding birds of the North American north woods region. Click through the image or click the link to click on each bird and learn its song…
(see and play here: MN Dept. of Natural Resources)
Illustration courtesy of Bill Reynolds. All recordings courtesy of The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds.