An ampler ether - a diviner air,
And fields invested with purpureal gleams
Looming out of the sky, its wings outstretched in the glare of the sun’s rays, it looked like there was an angel watching over Russia. But as quickly as it appeared, it faded away — it was the latest stunt from flying daredevils the Russian Knights. The haunting angel was the finale of a dazzling display to mark the team’s 22nd birthday over airfields in Kubinka, on the outskirts of Moscow.
Diatoms are a major group of typically unicellular algae, and are one of the most common varieties of phytoplankton. Unique to diatoms, their cells are encased in a cell wall of silica (silicon dioxide), which is responsible for their crystalline appearance. Diatoms are autotrophic, meaning they derive their nutrition from their surroundings by means of photosynthesis or chemosynthesis. This places them in the role of producers in the food chain.
Eukaryota > Chromalveolata > Heterokontophyta > Bacillariophyceae
My arms were always tight and craving to embrace: I wanted to embrace and hold the light, the wind, the sun, the night, the whole world. I wanted to caress, to heal, to rock, to lull, to surround, to encompass. And I strained and I held so much that they broke; they broke away from me. Everything eluded me then. I was condemned not to hold.
Anaïs Nin, House of Incest (via emlll)