That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.
Charles Bukowski, Women (via what-strange-lives-we-live)
NASA’s recent discovery of Kepler-186f, the first habitable Earth-sized planet is big news in humankind’s long search for extraterrestrial life.
A universe full of exoplanets: Thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope, which was launched in 2009 to hunt planets across the universe, we’ve managed to find around 1800 exoplanets so far, many of which have been discovered in just the last year or so.
A little later she spoke again. “It’s not how much you’re worth to the woman,” she said quietly. “It’s how much you’re worth to yourself. It’s what you really can feel that makes you nice.”
Larry McMurty, “The Last Picture Show”
A journalist wore slippers to protect the glass floor of the ‘Step Into the Void’ enclosure at Aiguille du Midi mountain in the French Alps. The structure is a five-sided glass structure installed on the top terrace of the mountain, with a 1,000-meter drop below. (Robert Pratta/Reuters)