‘I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.’Douglas Adams, from The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
Some days it’s a real struggle deciding whether I want to go fast or go far.
This quote has always been a beacon of light for me. I’ve been pursuing it for the past 25 years or so.
Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath at home
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Life is staggering when you start playing with the numbers.
“Consider this: You can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.”
The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato. The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photo-receptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it.