something so beautiful
If I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.
-Hayao Miyazaki (x)
from Spirited Away
Ammy was smiling down from the sky just a little while ago. Something musta disturbed the furball’s concentration, though. That’s why the world has gone dark. Without Ammy, we can’t take a refreshing nap outdoors. Rice won’t grow. Plants and flowers will wither. Laundry won’t dry. Monsters will roam about like they own the place. In other words, our world will be a total mess! No one wants to live in a world like that! Especially me! So, c’mon everybody! Let’s join together to call upon the great god. Let’s show Ammy that we truly believe! Put your hands together and pray. Let’s make our gratitude obvious! I mean, we shouldn’t pray only when we want something. We should consider how the gods must feel once in a while. We should even take on some of their burden. If you pray with all your heart, maybe the sun will cheer up and show itself once again, lighting our world with its heavenly glow! After all, the best thing about the great god Amaterasu is that happy-go-lucky spirit! Right, Ammy? Answer if you can hear me, ya big furball!
The Moon is normally seen in subtle shades of grey or yellow, but small and measurable color differences have been greatly exaggerated to make this colorful moonscape by László Francsics.
The different colors are recognized to correspond to real differences in the chemical makeup of the lunar surface. Blue hues reveal titanium rich areas while orange and purple colors show regions relatively poor in titanium and iron.
A chimpanzee at San Francisco Zoo that is deep in thought. Photograph by sfbaydawg.