fig. 9 - The earth is a sphere because that is the most perfect mathematical shape and all heavenly bodies are perfect. (Pythagoras, Ancient Greek)
The Outer Sun is an ongoing series illustrating human ideas about the cosmos.
When did Bake Off really take off?
Mel The squirrel in series two, with the balls [incidental footage of a squirrel caused a fuss on social media in 2011].
Sue It’s hard to say which series it was, because those balls cast a long shadow.
Jay Do you just put up with this Mary?
Paul It was Mary who filmed it.
Mary I’ve already had trouble from him this morning.
Sue Has he been naughty?
Mary I was making very normal comments about the size of somebody’s pasty.
Paul You said you like a big one.
Mary Yes, I did.
Sue She likes a big ball in her mouth.
Sue Mary’s the worst… she always says she likes the taste of plums in her mouth. Nobody makes her say that.
Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc at Welford Park, Berkshire on 10 June 2014. [x]
I don’t know it’s weird to meet someone who you just recognize but you’ve never met them before but it’s as if you have so you instantly feel comfortable with them, and that’s probably scary for them but great for you because you’ve found them, that someone who just makes you feel entirely yourself but more than that, the best version of yourself, and they make you want to be better than you are, but not so you can impress them but because you realize you’re special and you deserve to be the best version of yourself, and they make you realize it by treating you well and making you welcome, and looking at you in such a way that’s indescribable but you know nobody else looks at you like that, except maybe your mother, they look at you and it’s just like nothing else on this earth, and when you think of them you think of home, because home is a place you always want to return to, and they’re it, and when they’re happy, you’re happy, and when they’re sad you’d walk on all fours on hot coals to bring them an ounce of joy in your outstretched burning hands - they’d never ask you to do it, but you’d do it, because their happiness is completely entwined with yours, and, oh man, love is so great and powerful, terrifying and huge and amazing
message I wish it was appropriate to send someone:
"so I found this farm in new zealand near the beach that wants to take two people to help with their farmland just taking care of animals and building stuff for like four weeks and we should just jump on a plane right away and go and be with each other for a month even though we have never spent anywhere near that much time together but I know we’d get along great anyway, and when we get back I can probably get a book out of it or at least a good magazine article, okay? okay"
Showgirls Backstage in the Latin Quarter, NYC ~ Gordon Parks c.1958