Saturday, February 17, 2007

Wandermuse, a blog

Who can resist reading on when a blog post begins with this quote:

In his 1967 essay "Breathing the Future and the Past", astronomer Harlow Shapley wrote:

"argon atoms associate us, by an airy bond, with the past and the future...
"Your next breath will contain more than 400,000 of the argon atoms that Gandhi breathed in his long life. Argon atoms are here from the conversations at the Last Supper, from the arguments of diplomats at Yalta, and from the recitations of the classic poets. We have argon from the sighs and pledges of ancient lovers, from the battle cries at Waterloo...

"Our next breaths, yours and mine, will sample the snorts, sighs, bellows, shrieks, cheers, and spoken prayers of the prehistoric and historic past.."


I found Wandermuse quite some time ago and followed her blog for a while ... she is a stunningly talented painter, photographer and observer of life.

I'm glad that I found her again.

2 comments:

Wandering Margaret said...

Thanks. It shows how interrelated we all are and how we humans are part of a much larger system. I liked wandermuse's blog too.

woman wandering said...

I stopped reading because she was so busy with life that she was barely blogging for a while ... it was good to go back and find a small feast of posts to catch up on :)