[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
"Once, when Schulz was a boy, on a melancholy evening his mother, Henrietta, walked into his room and found him feeding grains of sugar to the last houseflies to have survived the cold autumn. "Bruno," she asked, "why are you doing that?" "So they will have strength for the winter."
Posted by Daniel on 06.07.2009
"A queen and a male, both winged, mate in the air: the nuptial flight, as it's known. The male dies, and the female, alighting in a new place, starts a colony. One mating session provides her with enough ant sperm to last a lifetime; she can produce an egg every few seconds for the rest of her life."
Posted by Daniel on 09.17.2008
"Strive on diligently"—the reputed last words of the Buddha.
Posted by Daniel on 07.11.2008
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