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Dinosaurs and the Doctor, today in Book Fetish.

best dinosaur of them all. I would go to a Jurassic park if they resurrected this one. 

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A good day for me is a night…I am not a morning person or even an afternoon person.

Fran Lebowitz in ‘Master Class: Fran Lebowitz with A.M.Homes’ @ the New School’s Tishman Auditorium (via penlive)

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Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as set forth by the infatuated Franklin—but stake the last cent of your substance on the judgment of old George Washington, the Father of his Country, who said ‘he couldn’t see it.” And you hear me endorsing that sentiment.
"A melon is a marvelous and astonishing thing—surely the world without melons would be a poorer place—and every melon deserves that kind of affectionate attention, as does every other piece of fruit, and head of cabbage, and handful of beans. Our culture is so impoverished in wonderment that one seeking a thrill thinks of skiing down a vertical slope, or jumping out of an airplane, but if he only had the wits and the spirit, he could experience a deeper thrill by lying in a meadow and watching a beetle climb a stalk of grass, or by admiring a melon."—Mike Madison, Blithe Tomato

"A melon is a marvelous and astonishing thing—surely the world without melons would be a poorer place—and every melon deserves that kind of affectionate attention, as does every other piece of fruit, and head of cabbage, and handful of beans. Our culture is so impoverished in wonderment that one seeking a thrill thinks of skiing down a vertical slope, or jumping out of an airplane, but if he only had the wits and the spirit, he could experience a deeper thrill by lying in a meadow and watching a beetle climb a stalk of grass, or by admiring a melon."—Mike Madison, Blithe Tomato

We believe that we are well off, only because we no longer know what it is we have lost.
Blithe Tomato by Mike Madison
What is this life if, full of care, / We have no time to stand and stare.

There’s been a lot written about the evolution of creativity. One hypothesis is that creativity comes from our need to make things special. And this relates to worship because worship allows us to identify things in order to make them special.

We know very little about the symbolic life of animals, but one of the most fascinating aspects of human beings is our great capabilities to create and interpret symbolism, as well as our ability to make abstractions concrete. In many ways, this is the genesis of creativity.

The notion of making things special and the identification of something as special or unique — and the relationship to that thing as special and unique — are the heart of worship and the heart of creativity itself.

— Design anthropologist Dori Tunstall connects creativity and the impulse for worship in an exploration of how branding reflects an essential part of what it means to be human. (via explore-blog)
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Idiosyncratic Book Shelving 101

Step 1: Put all your books on the floor.

Step 2: Organize them according to a system that makes sense to no one but you. 

Sorta already how it is, no?

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