Posted in History, Out of the Ordinary

Get Inspired: “Starry Night” on Water

Watch Turkish artist Garip Ay paint Van Gogh’s Starry Night on water. The technique Ay is using is known as Ebru or Paper marbling. It is a method of aqueous surface design which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on…

via Amazing Artist Paints Van Gogh’s Starry Night on Water — TwistedSifter

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Posted in Out of the Ordinary, Science, Travel

Picture of the Day: Jupiterrise — TwistedSifter

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Mai [Oct. 20, 2016, Sarah Loft] This image of the sunlit part of Jupiter and its swirling atmosphere was created by a citizen scientist (Alex Mai) using data from Juno’s JunoCam instrument. JunoCam’s raw images are available at http://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam for the public to peruse and process into image products. JPL manages the…

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Posted in Quotes

They Said it Better: Success

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Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
– Booker T. Washington
An incredible thought, from an incredible figure. Sometimes the effort exerted is infinitely more meaningful than the result. While results may not always be within our control, effort and persistence maintained throughout can be the hallmark of achievement.
He also once said, “Character is power.” A wise man, indeed.
Stay inspired,
C x N

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Quick Thought: Enlightenment

This post follows on a previous “They Said it Better” post. Read it here.

Enlightenment is a strange thing. Most people would say it’s an abstract concept, only achieved by a lucky few. But what is possible for some, is possible for others and perhaps all people. I love the quote by Lao Tzu because it puts life in a new perspective. The mere fact that the universe can be more tempered, more balanced because of our inner selves is awe-inspiring. But why is “enlightenment” so distant from ourselves then?

Perhaps there’s a disconnect. A disconnect from what we have and what we want from ourselves and the universe around us. If we can pinpoint our true desires, and put aside the “fluff” of unrealistic aspirations stemming from societal pressure, perhaps enlightenment may not be so far-fetched after all.

Reminds me a bit of this thought I had some time ago.

Live on, everyone. Live like there’s no other you in the world.

Stay inspired,

Curious by Nature