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Bagels save lives. Keep one handy at all times.

Sometimes I feel like there's an empty hole in the center of my being.

I'm a bagel. I panic. I'm also a physicist-turned-aviation-person-turned-wannabe-freelance-illustrator-turned-wannabe-aircraft-mechanic-turned-violin-maker's-apprentice-in-waiting, which I feel is an amply schizophrenic record for someone who is 27.

So I have good reason to panic, really.

I am also a member of the Legion of Emotional Pastries. Pastries are fun... we tend to laugh a lot. Mostly we're the only other people in the world who laugh at each other's horribly tasteless jokes.

Favorite quotes:

"You're pretty when you don't speak" -pastry

"You can't rape the willing!" -pastry

"To be ready for wholeness, first be fragmented." -Lao Tzu

"Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars — mere globs of gas atoms. Nothing is "mere." I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? The vastness of the heavens stretches my imagination — stuck on this carousel my little eye can catch one-million-year-old light. A vast pattern — of which I am a part — perhaps my stuff was belched from some forgotten star, as one is belching there. Or see them with the greater eye of Palomar rushing all apart from some common starting point when they were perhaps all together. What is the pattern, or the meaning, or the why? It does not do harm to the mystery to know a little about it. For far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined! Why do the poets of the present not speak of it?" -Richard Feynman

"Only in silence, the word.
Only in dark, the light.
Only in dying, life.
Bright the hawk's flight
on the empty sky." -Ursula LeGuin

"Ying tong iddle i poo." -Spike Milligan

"The hooves of the horses, oh! witching and sweet--
Is the music earth steals from the iron-shod feet..." -Dunno really.
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