Under the Dreamer's Tree
Cat paws on early 1000s manuscript.

I find the story of the cat more fascinating than the words in this manuscript.

Cat paws on early 1000s manuscript.

I find the story of the cat more fascinating than the words in this manuscript.

Edwardian photograph.
This reminds me so much of growing up in Pennsylvania. Common to buy groceries this way.

Edwardian photograph.

This reminds me so much of growing up in Pennsylvania. Common to buy groceries this way.

Ralph Crane’s photos of black cats auditioning, 1961.

Ralph Crane’s photos of black cats auditioning, 1961.


"An experiment to see whether a person in a space suit can imitate the falling movements of a cat. ." 1968
Using a trampoline, scientists conducted this experiment using the cat falling and a person in a spacesuit. Their goal was to simulate how one could move in space. Something so simple as using a cat and a trampoline to understand something much more complex like movements in space. . That is the beauty of science.

"An experiment to see whether a person in a space suit can imitate the falling movements of a cat. ." 1968

Using a trampoline, scientists conducted this experiment using the cat falling and a person in a spacesuit. Their goal was to simulate how one could move in space. Something so simple as using a cat and a trampoline to understand something much more complex like movements in space. . That is the beauty of science.

 
“[Pina] Menichelli destroyed all the documents and photographs relating to her film career which were in her possession.”
Out of all the silent film stars, I’ve always been the most captivated by Pina Menichelli. When I look at stills or photographs, there is often this other worldly presence about her. After her retirement from silent film in her early 30’s, she shunned all media and refused to give interviews even up until her death. She had intentionally destroyed everything she had relating to her film career. Somehow this makes me admire her even more.

“[Pina] Menichelli destroyed all the documents and photographs relating to her film career which were in her possession.”

Out of all the silent film stars, I’ve always been the most captivated by Pina Menichelli. When I look at stills or photographs, there is often this other worldly presence about her. After her retirement from silent film in her early 30’s, she shunned all media and refused to give interviews even up until her death. She had intentionally destroyed everything she had relating to her film career. Somehow this makes me admire her even more.