“Dreams” by Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
Do you have any recurring dreams, either when you are alseep or when you are awake?
1) World In Pictures
A goose wearing an ‘identification card’ around its neck walks down a hutong (small alley) next to its owner in central Beijing. The goose is a regular sight in the alley since it goes for a walk each morning with it’s owner who adopted the stray goose a few years ago. (David Gray/Reuters)
Devotees carrying chariots participate in the Chariot Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Chariot Festival is celebrated by the Newar community. People wear colorful hats and carry chariots of Goddess Kankeshwori, Shankata and Bhadrakali. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
A Colombian amputee soldier, victim of a land mine, walks through a shoe installation marking International Day for Landmine Awareness at Simon Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia. As part of the event, more than 9,000 shoes, each bearing the name of a land mine victim, were placed in the main square of the South American capital. Colombia is second to Afghanistan as the nation with the largest number of victims. (Fernando Vergara/AP)
2) Art in Science. Guardian slide show – Satellite eye on Earth: March 2011 http://tinyurl.com/6dshbqt
Tassili n’Ajjer national park covers 72,000 square kilometres (27,800 square miles) in south-eastern Algeria. Part of the Sahara Desert, the park has a bone-dry climate with scant rainfall, yet does not blend in with Saharan dunes. Instead, the rocky plateau rises above the surrounding sand seas. Rich in geologic and human history, Tassili n’Ajjer is a Unesco world heritage site (Photograph: Landsat-7/NASA)
The Tian Shan – “celestial mountains” in Chinese – is one of the largest continuous mountain ranges in the world, extending approximately 2,500 kilometres roughly east-west across Central Asia. This astronaut photograph provides a view of the central Tian Shan, about 64km (40 miles) east of where the borders of China, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan meet. Two types of glaciers are visible in the image; cirque glaciers occupy amphitheatre-like depressions on the upper slopes of the mountains, and feed ice downslope to aggregate into large valley glaciers such as the one at image center. Low clouds obscure an adjacent valley and glaciers to the north (upper left). Two high peaks of the central Tian Shan are identifiable in the image. Xuelian Feng has a summit of 6,527 metres (21,414 feet) above sea level. To the east, the aptly-named Peak 6231 has a summit 6,231m (20,443ft) above sea level (Photograph: ISS/NASA)
Holbox Island and the Yalahau Lagoon on the north-east corner of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula (Photograph: Kompsat-2/KARI/ESA)