PETALIA's SparkPeople Blog PETALIA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Project TRINITY 21 kilotons New Mexico 1945 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Six miles away, the world’s first nuclear explosion expands 0.053 seconds after detonation. Director J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes the Bhagavad-Gita: “If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One . . . I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds.” Three weeks later, the U.S. dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945, ... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:35:15 EST saudade <img src=""> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Saudade is a word in Portuguese and Galician that has no direct translation in English. It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing may never return. A stronger form of saudade may be felt towards people and th... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 17:03:59 EST Storyboard P <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My style is Mutant. <BR> <BR> As a mutant my power is to project a sequence of images through my body that tells an elaborate story to music. The power to storyboard / ballet / jazz / African / contemporary / bruk up / flex / boogaloo. <BR> <BR> My earliest inspirations were stop motion films. And watching the locals get down in Brooklyn. My vision was to bring the golden age of motion picture to the streets. So ... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 06:53:25 EST J.G. Ballard <img src=""> <BR> Photo via The Terminal Collection. <BR> <BR> I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen. <BR> <BR> I believe in the non-existence of the past, in the death of the future, and the infinite possibilities of the present. <BR> <BR> J.G.... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:33:13 EST human flag <img src=""> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:58:37 EST When No Means On: Melvin Moti <img src=""> <BR> <BR> “Aaah, all the paintings are gone! That’s not a problem, I can describe them for you.” During World War II, the museum’s treasures were removed from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg as a precaution against possible war damage. The empty halls are ghostly, filled with vacant frames that allude to the works they once contained and now serve as a kind of “shadow collection”. In 1943, Pavel Gubchevsky, a museum guide, ... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:34:18 EST Bas Jan Ader <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Bas Jan Ader, 1942 - 1975 <BR> Dutch/Californian artist Bas Jan Ader was last seen in 1975 when he took off in what would have been the smallest sailboat ever to cross the Atlantic. He left behind a small oeuvre, often using gravity as a medium. <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 9 Oct 2014 18:33:46 EST Buster Keaton, "The General" <img src=""> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 22:14:54 EST Thomas Edison Naps <img src=""> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:42:52 EST Maurizio Cattelan, "A Perfect Day" <img src=""> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:10:22 EST June 12, MMXI Ever since I read SP's Terms of Service, I've stopped posting drawings. I found reading the TOS quite confusing but I gather that SP can use anything printed on the SP site without telling the author, let alone asking their permission. Until SP changes this, I won't be posting more drawings. Alas. I do like sharing them. Perhaps I'll have some new idea... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 12:56:23 EST May 11, MMXI <img src=""> Wed, 11 May 2011 12:58:40 EST May 7, MMXI <img src=""> Sat, 7 May 2011 15:12:12 EST May 3, MMXI <img src=""> Tue, 3 May 2011 18:35:37 EST April, 30, MMXI <img src=""> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 15:06:46 EST April 23, MMXI <img src=""> Sat, 23 Apr 2011 14:20:50 EST April 16, MMXI <img src=""> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 10:53:54 EST April 13, MMXI 2 Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:18:25 EST April 12, MMXI <img src=""> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 18:12:09 EST April 10, MMXI <img src=""> Sun, 10 Apr 2011 16:26:03 EST April 8, MMXI <img src=""> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 20:49:10 EST April 6, MMXI <img src=""> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 12:28:52 EST April 5, MMXI <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 19:06:48 EST