please grant me
a slab of slate
a chunk of chalk
a live critter
a dead ego
and a sundial's sense of time.
Sundial at Rockefeller Center, NYC, National Archives
| (You can even buy a letter e slide, preserved using |
"state-of-the-art preservation techniques."
|Live slug from my backyard more interesting than letter "e"|
"I give out points for anything, a thousand here, a thousand there. They don't mean anything."
Simple. Cheap. Effective.
|Image PD, quote added by Golda Poretsky.|
Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima, an important Japanese army base. ... It is an atomic bomb. It is a harnessing of the basic power of the universe. . . . What has been done is the greatest achievement of organized science in history.
We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that one way or another.-J. Robert Oppenheimer
"No ideas but in things."
William Carlos Williams