1.24.17+10:53am // spread 13: star ocean queen // haven’t posted in forever, but here’s the spread i made for this week (with some sunlight streaking through the blinds haha). i got pretty stressed about my inconsistent handwriting, so i amped up the freestyle this time. i really like how it turned out! hope everyone is having a great week :D
i still drown in blues of the ocean. time passes through my eyes like a series of memories i never fully lived. i look for echoes of your voice in the wind, i look for echoes of your fingerprints on the sand, i look for echoes of your laughter in the waves. i whisper i love you as i leave another letter to the ocean. a letter you will never read.
Jason Lewis became the 1st person to circumnavigate the Earth without using motors or sails. He walked, cycled, inline skated 5 continents, kayaked, swam, rowed, & pedalled a boat across the rivers, seas, and oceans. It took him 13 years to complete, the 46,505-mile journey. sourcesource1
Kellyanne Conway reaffirmed Trump’s wiretapping claims from last week, suggesting that Trump Tower could have been monitored through phones, TVs, and microwaves. However, on Monday, she was on morning shows and said she had no evidence of these claims. (WP)(LAT)(IND)
Texas’ gerrymandering has been found to be discriminatory and guilty of weakening the impact of Hispanic voters on purpose. The maps were drawn in 2011 by the Republican state legislature. It is likely that this case will go to the Supreme Court. (NYT)(NPR)
Republican Congressman Steve King from Iowa made made a tweet that caused public outrage and even criticism from his coworkers on Friday. He tweeted, “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” He later commented it isn’t “about race”. (NYT)(WP)(HILL)
New footage shows that Michael Brown did NOT actually rob the store he was accused of stealing from nearly two and a half years ago. (NYT)(IND)
Head of the Department of Justice and attorney general, Jeff Sessions, called for 46 attorneys to resign. One attorney, Preet Bharara, chose not to resign but was later fired. A few months earlier, Trump personally asked him to remain in the department. (NYT)(WP)(CNN)
In a new study, it was found that the oceans are warming 13% faster than scientists previously thought. The warming rate from 1992 was found to be almost twice as great as the warming rate from 1960.(IND)(GUARD)
Since about 2005 a new type of sensing device has been deployed (the Argo float system). These floats (approximately 3500 in total at any time) are spread out across oceans where they autonomously rise and fall in the ocean waters, collecting temperature data to depths of 2000 meters.
If my love were an ocean, there would be no more land.
If my love were a desert, you would see only sand.
If my love were a star- late at night, only light.
And if my love could grow wings, I’d be soaring in flight.