We all have different desires and needs, but if we don’t discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for, we will live passively and unfulfilled.
— Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes (via zeldawilliams)
by Tom Gould
video by Tom Gould
[ river / lake / spring ] from the group show Just Swim !
There are ten times more cells from microorganisms than human cells in and on our bodies.
Fascinating NPR story on how gut bacteria might guide the workings of our minds, moods, and metabolism. For a deeper look, see The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today.
•• Kirsten Hassenfeld
Most people ignorantly suppose that artists are the decorators of our human existence, the esthetes to whom the cultivated turn when the real business of the day is done… Far from being merely decorative, the artist’s awareness is one of the few guardians of the inherent sanity and equilibrium of the human spirit that we have.
— Robert Motherwell