your grace is wasted in your face, your boldness stands alone among the wreck
I’m going to die.
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did the priest’s head just explode.
This makes me smile so hard every time
5 second films
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It was smooth, they said. Like a babe’s bottom, they said. Trust us, they said, Aristotle said so.
"They" were talking about the moon. Galileo wasn’t convinced. So in 1609, he turned his telescope up toward the half disk above him, and began to sketch. In doing so, he changed what the world knew to be true in an instant, setting in motion a sequence of events that would see a dozen men stand on its surface three and a half centuries later, filling sacks with the very rocks that cast stark shadows on that historic day.
"…on the contrary it is full of inequalities, uneven, full of hollows and protuberances, just like the surface of the earth itself, which is varied everywhere by lofty mountains and deep valleys.
I have noticed that the small spots just mentioned have this common characteristic always and in every case: that they have the dark part towards the sun’s position, and on the side away from the sun they have brighter boundaries, as if they were crowned with shining summits. Now we have an appearance quite similar on the earth at sunrise, when we behold the valleys, not yet flooded with light, but the mountains surrounding them on the side opposite to the sun always ablaze with the splendor of its beams.”
And that was the first description of the terminator, the line between lunar night and glowing day, pocked with light-grabbing protrusions and cavernous craters. Earth, too, is full of inequalities, with some points reaching up to catch a piece of the sun, while the dusty spots beneath them are resigned to frigid darkness, at least for a while, but invisible until the light comes back around.
Four hundred years later, I pointed a digital photon capturing device at that very disk, and witnessed the same thing.