I have taken a slight break from my other information consumption’s. I have not eliminated them completely, but I have not been staying with my brainy, techy, mathy, sciency type of loves lately. I do hope they forgive me. As soon as my life gets settled I will be running full force into their arms and letting all of their genius manipulate my brain into accepting the wonders and bewilderment of things I long to understand and enjoy.
Ok, ok I will share a few (only a few) with your complete insistence, of course. TED Reuben Margolin: Sculpting waves in wood and time. TED Ed How to Speed Up Chemical Reactions (And Get a Date) because it is important to know how to get a date using chemical reactions. The Wacky History of Cell Theory Alright, I admit I really like watching animated educated videos. Don’t judge – I consume all types of coolness. We can learn from anything! Wired Science, I miss you Have Your Genome Made Into a Piece of Art.
I do not know if Marilyn was on the autism spectrum, but I do know that I connected to her for several years. I read everything I could about her, I had posters, life-size cut-outs of her, calenders, pictures, stamps, picture books, that is all I can recall now. I wrote a poem for her, but have no idea what I did with it. I felt for her, and her life. My heart hurt for her and in a way she and I were friends, during a very lonely time in my life. Looking back though, remembering all that I read about her, it would seem the chances were high that she was an Aspie girl.
Her TED talk is in the CNN article so I did not link to it.
Psychology Today stuff I read this morning. (Been up for a while all is quiet, and insomnia can be your friend. )
You don’t love me at all? O God. O Shit.
You still ‘respect me.’ Thanks. I value it
About as much as one who’s asked to use
A second hat when he’s in need of shoes.
Since, I discover, my own self-respect
Is quite enough to keep my spine erect
Why is it true my ample self-affection
Will not suffice to buoy me in rejection?
― Vikram Seth, An Equal Music
I fell in LOVE with this next quote this morning. I have not read anything from Jhumpa Lahiri, but I will be doing so in the near future.