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But in a way things are much simpler than that. The State exists simply to promote and to protect the ordinary happiness of human beings in this life. A husband and wife chatting over a fire, a couple of friends having a game of darts in a pub, a man reading a book in his own room or digging in his own garden — that is what the State is there for. And unless they are helping to increase and prolong and protect such moments, all the laws, parliaments, armies, courts, police, economics, etc., are simply a waste of time.
In the same way the Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose. It is even doubtful, you know, whether the whole universe was created for any other purpose.
It doesn’t even need to be a good one!
Pictures above by Stephen Alvarez
Tsingy de Bemaraha (Stone Forest) - Madagascar
The Tsingys are karstic plateaus in which groundwater has undercut the elevated uplands. Because of local conditions, the erosion is patterned vertically as well as horizontally. In several regions on western Madagascar, the superposition of vertical and horizontal erosion patterns has created dramatic “forests” of limestone needles. The species of flora and fauna are not to be found anywhere else in the world like the Decken’s Sifaka pictured above.
Below you can see an illustration from The National Geographic explaining these formations. (click image to enlarge)
Pictures Below by Emma Smart
This is Africa, our Africa
Man, I want to see this in person. I also want one of those crazy white monkeys as a pet.
“Edel was interested in ways of bringing back manufacturing jobs to the city,” explains Melanie Hoekstra, director of operations at The Plant. The building is uniquely suited to food production; it contains food-grade materials (these allow for legal and safe food preparation) because of its meatpacking history. Instead of combining farming with other types of manufacturing, The Plant is sticking entirely to food—and lots of it.
This is really cool. I feel like if I brought together all my creative and knowledgeable friends we would have enough diversity to do something like this. DIBS on the mushroom farm!
I like the song, but I want to hear something new that is not auto-tuned.
New Sufjan! It’s heavy on the Auto-Tune, but feels much more All Delighted People than Age of Adz, tone-wise anyways. Toward the end it gets an almost Christmas carol-y vibe. I like it.
Sufjan Stevens - Here I Am! (ft. Rosie Thomas)