Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Look! A galaxy!

Those are stars. Red giants, specifically. In a dwarf spheroidal galaxy called Leo II. I know that the diagram doesn't make much sense to most people, unless they happen to be astronomers versed in photometry, but trust me. I'm so happy I'm just about dancing around like an idiot. Because after an unreasonable amount of work, that diagram is starting to look sort of like what would be reasonable to expect. I might finish my master's thesis yet.

Love and astronomy,

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Love and stuff

Happy Valentine's day. I was about to feel bitter about the whole thing, but then wonderful people who I've had the privilege to befriend practically bombarded me with love. So even after a hard day's work I'm left with a feeling of thankfulness instead. Even though many of the aspects of the word's association terrify me, I am exceedingly happy about being able to show and receive love in the way that I do. And humbled as fuck by the turns my life has taken.

I'm still standing in the wind
But I never wave bye bye
But I try, I try


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Under pressure

Love's such an old-fashioned word
And love dares you 
To care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you
To change our way of caring about ourselves
This is our last dance

What does love even mean?