To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world
Freya Stark (via roadlessco)
Despite what you’ve heard, there are actual sounds in space.
Due to the virtual vacuum in space, it’s not sound like you and I experience it (that being waves pulsing through the air), but there are electromagnetic waves that pulsate at the same wavelength as the sound waves we can hear.
Instruments on several NASA probes including Voyager have recorded these waves and translated them into a sound that we can hear, and they are all kinds of spooky.
Earth sounds like a blue whale; Saturn sounds like a murderer.
Had I gone looking for some particular place rather than any place, I’d never have found this spring under the sycamores. Since leaving home, I felt for the first time at rest. Sitting full in the moment, I practiced the god-awful difficulty of just paying attention. It’s a contention of Heat Moon’s—believing as he does any traveler who misses the journey misses about all he’s going to get—that a man becomes his attentions. His observations and curiosity, they make and remake him.
William Least-Heat Moon, Blue Highways
That lost Game of Thrones episode where Oberyn, Margaery and the Stark girls go to Coachella