A short, random post for you today…
Great find on StumbleUpon.com? This interactive view of the Sistine Chapel, found on the Vatican’s website! Click & drag your mouse to “gaze” in rapture upon the beautiful Sistine ceiling & walls. Turn up your volume to hear the beautiful music that accompanies the view. <3.
On a random note, I’m going to try and come up with a new name for this blog. Something catchier? I don’t know. I’ll let you know next time!
On another unrelated note, I’ve got a clean room now but still am not sure where my card reader is. As soon as I can find it, I can post more relevant & current pictures with my posts.
Today I only had 1 class & 1 conference, so it was a good day…I had stayed up until 6 AM, slept, & gotten up at 7:45 AM (I was finishing a story for Fiction class) so it was nice to sleep in after Conservation Bio, Chapel, & running a few errands.
Final random statement:
We read John Muir & then Annie Dillard & now Edward Abbey for Conservation Biology. The book is called “Desert Solitaire.” I’ve only read the first few chapters, but our professor gave us a disclaimer that the book is “rough” – or perhaps a better word for it is raw. Abbey doesn’t hold back, in language or in expressing his atheistic beliefs & interesting view on conservation. I’m looking forward to finding those passages & perhaps discussing them on here, but so far just have this one beautiful, thought provoking quote from the introduction.
I leave you with these words from Edward Abbey.
”This is not a travel guide, but an elegy. A memorial. You’re holding a tombstone in your hands. A bloody rock. Don’t drop it on your foot — throw it at something big and glassy. What do you have to lose?”