Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Terry Pratchett Tribute: Words Can Change Our World

On 18 February 2009, over a year after he had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, one of the world's favourite fantasy authors became Sir Terence David John Pratchett, OBE. On 12 March of this year, Sir Terry (or Pterry, as many of his fans know him) passed away in his home in Broad Chalke (a very Discworldly name), Wiltshire, England.

Sir Terry's coat of arms, from File 770.

Sir Terry inspired a few generations of writers and artists with his fictional universe of Discworld, a planet shaped like a disc carried on the back of four elephants on top of a giant turtle. Far-fetched as the world seems, the people who lived in it were very real, rounded characters who contained whole worlds in themselves.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

alternate reality at its best : My Modern Met

Welcome another fave of ours - My Modern Met

Early in our wonder | wander | women Facebook and Pinterest history we scoured sites for inspiration and revelation. 

We quickly drew on a list of regular favorites - from the gargantuan Colossal to quirky chic Messy Nessy - from the elegant timelessness of  This Is Paper to the mind boggling machinations of Brain Pickings

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter + eclipse + enlightenment

Now is the time when the Light is rising. This return of the Light is celebrated all over the world. 

Persephony Awakening

Christians look forward to the glory of resurrection, Jews have hopes for freedom, Hindus call forth love, colors and fun. Pagans know that the Earth awakens again to the Sun’s warmth, ready to take into her womb the seeds of Life, just as each person is once again called to a new life, a new story. ~ Cathy Pagano