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.