“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”
“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strngth, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
- Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
Waterstones advertisements’ clever use of copy to extol the virtues of bookstores.
Blood flow from the body (aka the systemic circuit) returns to the heart via two large vessels known as the superior and inferior vena cavas. In some cases, a patient is born with an absent inferior vena cava; which is a problem if you want all the deoxygenated blood from your lower half to return to the heart. When this happens, the azygous vein, one of the veins that drains into the superior vena cava, can be used instead. This vein will be much larger than normal due to the need for increased blood flow. Instead of draining into the inferior vena cava, blood vessels in the lower half of the body drain into the enlarged azygous vein.
Ever wonder what the process of a human brain dissection looks like? Here is a series of images of professor Steve Gentlemen (love that last name) dissecting a brain at the Brain Bank.
Image Credit: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian
My apologies to anyone that is sensitive to this kind of material.
Gabriel Fauré - Cello Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 109: III. Allegro commodo
Thomas Igloi, Clifford Benson