Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Black Period — 1819-1823
Saturn Devouring his Son, 1819-23.
Women Laughing, 1819-23.
Two Old People Eating, 1821-23.
Witches’ Sabbath, 1821-23.
Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.
"Just as we cannot live without water, so are joy and peace essential for our inner fulfillment. We may not even be aware that we are searching for something. It manifests only in our restlessness as we move from here to there, trying out different friends, different ideas, different jobs, different countries. Whatever we attempt is a reflection of our inner thirst, which we hope to quench in all these external ways. What we are looking for lies within us, and if we gave out time and energy to an interior search, we would come across it much faster, since that is the only place where it is to be found."
Gnathostomulida is an entire phylum of microscopic worms that live buried beneath the seabed.
They have no circulatory or respiratory systems, but they do have a fearsome set of jaws for scraping bacteria, fungi and protists from grains of sand.
There are lots of worms that would be terrifying if they were a few metres bigger. Some of them would just cut you in half, but it looks like this one would scrape the flesh from your bones.
That’s why biodiversity is important.
Images: Martin V. Sørensen
"I think I’m greedy, but I’m not greedy for money - I think that can be a burden - I’m greedy for an exciting life."
"Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. And by doing it, they’re proven right. Because, I think there’s something inside of you—and inside of all of us—when we see something and we think, “I think I can do it, I think I can do it. But I’m afraid to.” Bridging that gap, doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that—THAT is what life is. And I think you might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s special. And if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself. Now you know. A mystery is solved. So, I think you should just give it a try. Just inch yourself out of that back line. Step into life. Courage. Risks. Yes. Go. Now."