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  • scienceandlyrics shared from The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman
    We picked some pea pods, opened them and ate the peas inside. Peas baffled me. I could not understand why grown-ups would take things that tasted so good when they were freshly-picked and raw, and put them in tin cans, and make them revolting.
  • scienceandlyrics shared from Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan
    Now I’ve resigned myself to sitting at the front desk, but I can’t stop squirming. If fidgets were Wikipedia edits, I would have completely revamped the entry on guilt by now, and translated it into five new languages.
  • scienceandlyrics shared from Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan
    Now I’ve resigned myself to sitting at the front desk, but I can’t stop squirming. If fidgets were Wikipedia edits, I would have completely revamped the entry on guilt by now, and translated it into five new languages.
  • scienceandlyrics shared from Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History by Ben Mezrich
    Thad has his own word for it: serenity. The moment when the act of science organically shifted into the art of science; when even the most mundane, choreographed procedures achieved such a rhythm that they became invisible chords of a single violin lost in the complexity of a perfect symphony. Minutes shifting into a state of timelessness, where the world seemed frozen but Thad was somehow moving forward: content, fulfilled, free.
    Note: Serenity...
  • scienceandlyrics shared from Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History by Ben Mezrich
    Thad has his own word for it: serenity. The moment when the act of science organically shifted into the art of science; when even the most mundane, choreographed procedures achieved such a rhythm that they became invisible chords of a single violin lost in the complexity of a perfect symphony. Minutes shifting into a state of timelessness, where the world seemed frozen but Thad was somehow moving forward: content, fulfilled, free.
    Note: serenity…