It tastes like science…
It tastes like science…
"I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I though maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him.
As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”. On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either.
He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight.
Some inspiring things he said;
"I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love"
"I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates"
"People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it."
"Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"
Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”
Icicles forming through a screen of wire mesh
Pillars of Creation
Captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, ‘Pillars of Creation’ is one of the most famous astronomical pictures of all time, because it allows us a glimpse at the birth of stars. The monstrous pillars it depicts are lightyears in length, made of molecular hydrogen gas and dust, and inside are dense pockets of interstellar gas called evaporating gaseous globules (EGGs). They live up to their name—they’re so dense that they collapse under their own gravity and form to newborn stars. At the end of each of pillar, torrents of ultraviolet light from hot young stars nearby cause low-density material to boil away, exposing these stellar nurseries and the star-forming process. The pillars reside in the Eagle Nebula, 7,000 lightyears away in the constellation Serpens, and the second image shows the region’s entire network of turbulent clouds in infrared. The green indicates cooler dust, but the red shows the unfolding drama —it indicates dust thought to have been heated by an enormous star exploding about 8,000–9,000 years ago. Light from this region takes 7,000 years to reach Earth (i.e., today we’re seeing the region as it was 7,000 years ago), so our ancestors would have seen the supernova as an oddly bright star. Astronomers estimate that the blast was powerful enough topple the three pillars about 6,000 years ago—but we won’t witness this destruction until the light reaches us in another 1,000 years. Though the supernova crumbled the majestic towers and exposed the newborn stars within, it also triggered the birth of new stars, in the fascinating cycle of death and rebirth happening all across our universe.
19th century cane gun. Pulling the head from the shaft reveals a six shot percussion pepperbox revolver with a 6 3/4” dagger.
Looks like something Spy would have as a weapon.