Suggestion Saturday: March 9, 2013

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, street art, photo essays and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

Pedro Lujan and His Dog via Cathryn Wellner. I’m blown away by how realistic Pedro, his dog and the giant turtle are in this outdoor art piece. Gorgeous.

The Scarlet Plague. What would life be like if an epidemic killed all but a few hundred people on earth?

16 Ways I Blew My Marriage. My theory about long term relationships: we learn how to perform them by observing adults interacting with their spouses/partners decades before we have any personal interest in the topic. This is not to say that people who grew up in dysfunctional households are doomed to live out their parents’ lives but creating and maintaining a healthy relationship is a hell of a lot easier if you have good role models.

Recovered Suitcases from an Insane Asylum. An article and photo essay about suitcases full of personal belongings that accompanied patients to the Willard Asylum. The photographs were particularly noteworthy as a few generations ago they were much more expensive keepsakes than they are today.

No One is Watching. Just Go Ahead and Do It. What a playful idea! I’m tempted to give it a shot one of these days. This link is safe for work but the rest of the site is not.

From Handicapped Son via OliviaMagdelene:

isn’t that what we came for:

to feel for spots of warmth in icy caves?

How would you react if you returned home one day to find a strange child sitting in your living room?  Maddy is an elderly woman left alone with her memories after eight decades of adventures.  The Ghost’s Child is a modern day parable about grief, love, loneliness, joy and what happens when life surprises you.

I have so many more thoughts about this book but I don’t want to spoil it for my readers. Please let me know if you decide to give it a try!

What have you been reading?

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