“I am” is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that “I do” is the longest sentence?
George Carlin

“Suddenly I realize that if I stepped out of my body I would break into blossom.”
From Blessing by James Wright – http://tinyurl.com/atbe8c

I think it is our rational mind that keeps us from stepping out of our bodies. It is in those moments when we can free our imagination that we see the great beauty in the world in its purities form.

When was the last time you stepped out of your body?

2) Weekend pictures from the Net:

The aurora borealis over Glenshane Pass, Maghera, Northern Ireland (By Martin Mckenna)

There are a lot of dirty jobs in the world. The guy on the other end of that sick has one of the direst.

Panompa, Thailand: A man holds a stick as he installs a pump to extract mud at a primitive gold mine. (Guardian)

Tomato seed hairs (Robert Rock Belliveau). From a Wired.com slide show of the 2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, sponsored by the National Science Foundation http://tinyurl.com/5stlq92

On each tomato seed, tiny hairs called trichomes secrete the goo that encases them. The sticky substance not only protects would-be seedlings from drying out, but also glues them to soil so they don’t blow away.

3) Some smooth jazz to brighten up the winter doldrums.

Jeff Lorber and Eric Darius Live At Java Jazz Festival 2008