Every Friday I present favorite items from my Twitter stream which amuse, are often quite beautiful, and usually inspiring. This week held a bumper crop! Enjoy!
Roger Ebert, Rest in Peace
@SarahEOlson2009 “I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.” ~ Roger Ebert #RIP
@mcurtisnc3 Love letter from Roger Ebert to his wife, Chaz. Read it and try not to cry.
[SEO: Written on the occasion of their 20th wedding anniversary, in “Roger loves Chaz” he chronicles how they met, and many beautiful moments they experienced in their travels, and in coping with his ongoing illness. But I didn’t cry, I smiled. And I admire him for it more than I already did.]
@ericberlinct “Siskel and Ebert are already arguing.”
@janewells “Is it too corny to say Heaven now has two thumbs up? Then call me corny.”
The Rest of the Best
@HealthyPlace “Reality continues to ruin my life.” ~ Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
@Splinteredones Today’s sign of Spring
[SEO: This photo was taken outside of a florist shop, but soon these gorgeous spring flowers will be in gardens and yards everywhere.]
@soulseedz “Once you are real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.” ~ The Velveteen Rabbit
@Cmdr_Hadfield Don’t tell my crew, but I brought them Easter Eggs
[SEO: Tweeted early Easter morning, this required considerable advanced planning!]
@SarahEOlson2009 Adventure Kitten Gear! Everything your kitten needs to go backpacking with you!
[SEO: It’s all very expensive, and your kitten will outgrow it in a few weeks, but hey! Those weeks will be incredible! Add one of these items to your shopping cart to truly understand what this is about.]
@mjdub “Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.” ~ Tom Robbins
@Cmdr_Hadfield Orbital debris seems to be on a course moving a bit faster than ISS. I’ll try to take more pictures if it swings by.
[SEO: Don’t be alarmed, as apparently some people with no sense of humor were when this was published. Hint: Later that day, the ISS was “boarded” by a little green blob that said “Sloof Lirpa!”]
@zaibatsu “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
@mjdub 28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won’t Believe Actually Exist
[SEO: Most of these are majestic and gorgeous, and some of them are going on my bucket list.]
@pourmecoffee This lunatic kayaks by active volcanoes.
[SEO: The article, with many unbelievable photos, calls him a ‘daredevil’, which I think is a sub-category of ‘lunatic’.]
@HealthyPlace “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” ~ John F. Kennedy