Quiet cobbles.

There is a qui­et to cob­bles in summer.

Every­one moves slow­ly in the heat, the rum­ble is damp­ened by the moist hot air. The click­ing of heels is dull and less stac­ca­to. The rush to the sub­way less a blur.

It is a time when eyes open slow­ly and a dream state con­tin­ues long past expectations.


Have you noticed that the poor are no longer part of our political discourse?

I choose to iden­ti­fy with the under­priv­i­leged, I choose to iden­ti­fy with the poor, I choose to give my life for the hun­gry, I choose to give my life for those who have been left out of the sun­light of opportunity…This is the way I’m going. If it means suf­fer­ing a lit­tle bit, I’m going that way. If it means sac­ri­fic­ing, I’m going that way. If it means dying for them, I’m going that way, because I heard a voice say­ing “DO SOMETHING FOR OTHERS.”

— Dr. Mar­tin Luther King Jr.

Farewell Atlantis

I watched every moment of this video in awe.
Manned space flight makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. The end of the shut­tle pro­gram makes me won­der when there will be anoth­er such big idea that will send explor­ers beyond expect­ed boundaries.

from NASA:
Cam­eras mount­ed on the two sol­id rock­et boost­ers that helped pro­pel space shut­tle Atlantis into orbit on July 8 pro­vide unique angles of the launch from the Kennedy Space Cen­ter and their sub­se­quent water land­ing down­range in the Atlantic Ocean.

A holiday of sorts.

I’ve been in sum­mer mode and spend­ing a con­sid­er­able amount of time in my art stu­dio. If you would like to check out my jour­nal go here: http://www.stellauntalan.com/artlog/

I’ve also dis­cov­ered the beau­ty and pow­er of Google+ and have been devel­op­ing a few cir­cles there. If you want to know more about it check out the demo here: http://www.google.com/+/demo/

More news to come soon. Every­thing is just so much slow­er now.