The top image came up in response to:
...he might have been a motion picture star whose face had launched a thousand bags of popcorn.The next quote:
Her voice trailed away in a sigh that was like the wind blowing through the cracks in a broken heart.matched with:
I love this image and the quote gives it such a different feel to the original description with it on flickr - which is well worth a read.
A picture I can't show you of a butterfly came up in response to:
Her departure left behind it the sort of quivering stillness you get during hurricane time in America, when the howling gale, having shaken you to the back teeth, passes on to tickle up residents in spots further west.Maybe this is the very butterfly responsible... and in case you don't know what I'm referring to there is something in mathematics called the butterfly effect:
Due to nonlinearities in weather processes, a butterfly flapping its wings in Tahiti can, in theory, produce a tornado in Kansas. This strong dependence of outcomes on very slightly differing initial conditions is a hallmark of the mathematical behavior known as chaos.And lastly this quote:
It just shows, what any member of Parliament will tell you, that if you want real oratory, the preliminary noggin is essential. Unless pie-eyed you cannot hope to grip.
Which I find apposite because so many drunks do seem to find themselves fascinating - something that may not be shared by the more sober in their audience.
And also yesterday I saw this post at Andrea's on colouring outside the lines- go and see if you can tell which paintings were done by artists and which by apes - and its not a trick question so write down your guess before checking the answer at the top of her comments.
I might mention I like the above image much more than the ones from either apes or artists! Though as we all discover tastes vary...