what a beautiful feeling
Wayne Thiebaud ~ Ponds and Streams, 2001
— Friedrich Nietzsche (via observando)
This Is the Most Detailed Image of the Universe Ever Captured
NASA has just published the most detailed view of the Universe ever taken. It’s called the Extreme Deep Field—or XDF for short. It took ten years of Hubble Space Telescope photographs to make it and it shows some the oldest galaxies ever observed by humans, going 13.2 billion years back in time.
It’s a mindblowing, extremely humbling view. Not only for what it shows, but for what it doesn’t show. While this image contains about 5,500 galaxies, it only displays a tiny part of the sky, a ridiculously small slice of the Universe.
— Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter (via observando)
“Love From a Distance”, René Magritte.
In October 1956, Lee Strasberg stood before his class at the Actors Studio and talked about his former student. The session was audiotaped:
I saw Jimmy Dean in Giant the other night, and I must say that… [Strasberg breaks down, crying] You see, that’s what I was afraid of. [Long pause] When I got out of the cab, I cried. And it was funny, because, actually, I was crying out of two reasons. It was pleasure and enjoyment, which is odd, but I must say I cried from that, too. And the other thing was seeing Jimmy Dean on the screen.
I hadn’t cried when I heard of his death. Jack Garfein called me from Hollywood the night it happened, and I didn’t cry. It somehow was what I expected. And I don’t think I cried from that now. What I cried at was the waste, the waste.