This week: I'm cheating a bit and posting a video, but only because it's too beautiful not to share. In it, João Silvestrini of Brazil hosts a tiny winged guest (who visits daily) for a meal in his kitchen. (As one commenter translates on Twisted Sifter: "First, he 'explains' to the bird that he is making a video. Then he says that the bird goes there every day to call him — 'today he has been calling for half an hour.'")
-The good news.
-"Animals Make a Hospital Happy." (See also: a very funny piece on emotional support animals, including a turtle named Turtle at the Frick.)
-On handwritten letters: "Ink from your pen touches the stationary, your fingers touch the paper, your saliva seals the envelope, your scent graces the paper. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox; their world… Letters create a connection that modern and impersonal forms of communication will never replace.”
More recommended reading, here. (Also, a big thank you for all of your incredibly kind words on last week's Non-Career Advice post — can't wait to share more!)