1. Three Tulips (Red Shine, Black Parrot, Gudoshnik) (1967)
2. Cigarette No. 52, New York (1972)
3. Daisy with Water Drops, New York (1968-69)
4. Old Man (Dahomey) (1967)
5. Iceland Poppy/ Papaver nudicale (B), New York (2006)
6. Lion (1986)
7. Rose, Colour Wonder, London (1970)
8. Moroccan Running Children (Rabat) (1951)
9. Dandelion/Taraxacum officinale, New York, (c. 1973)
why do people say “don’t be a pussy” when talking about weakness more like “don’t be a man’s ego” because you know there isn’t nothing more fragile than that
because “pussy” is the shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which means “timid, cowardly”
and not the slang word for the female genital region?
literally no one else knows this. nobody.
photos of butterfly and moth wings taken by linden gledhil at seven to ten times life size.
"evolution is written on the wings of butterflies" - charles darwin
Seeing the microscopic wonder that is a butterfly’s wing always makes me think of Vladimir Nabokov, author and lepidopterist (and not necessarily in that order).
You’ll want to check out Nabokov’s butterfly sketches, whimsical fantasy species presented as gifts to his wife. And don’t miss his gorgeous butterfly-inspired poem, “On Discovering a Butterfly”.
Finally, don’t miss this great video from Smarter Every Day in which Destin goes full microscope on some butterfly scales. Beautiful stuff:
"I don’t know what I thought it was gonna be. Honest to God, I did a movie and a couple of little TV shows when I was 16, didn’t do anything again, got into drama school. Then I started working pretty much immediately after drama school. I wasn’t really aware of what was going on, and I still hadn’t really decided that I was an actor. I hadn’t sort of said to myself "Right, this is the rest of my life," because you can’t, because there is still a big massive part of me saying, "What if the work dries up tomorrow? Then I’m not an actor any more," you know?"