From the transcript between Ed White and his colleague James McDivitt, as White completed the first American space walk.
McDivitt: They want you to get back in now. White (laughing): I’m not coming in… This is fun. McDivitt: Come on. White: Hate to come back to you but I’m coming McDivitt: Gosh, you still got three and a half more days to go, buddy Gemini Control: You’re got about four minutes to Bermuda. White: I’m trying to… McDivitt: O.K. O.K. Don’t wear yourself out now. Just come in… How you doing there? White: … whenever a piece of dirt or something goes by, it always heads right for that door and goes on out. McDivitt: O.K., come in then. White: …aren’t you going to hold my hand? McDivitt: No, come on in the… Ed, come on in here. White: All right. I’ll open the door and come through there… McDivitt: Come on. Let’s get back in here before it gets dark. White: It’s the saddest moment of my life.
I noticed that the kids eat really well when I just allow them to graze all day in the garden, but when we’re stuck indoors, they don’t want to eat anything except peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or toast with Earth Balance. So I started nonchalantly leaving bowls of fruit and vegetables around the kids’ play spaces, and now they eat the good stuff all day long! I also leave out a bowl for “food trash” so they can discard stems or “yucky bites” and then I share that with the chickens. So stoked this is working!
Here are the boys enjoying some veg and Winnie the Pooh while I scrambled to meet a deadline. And since I’m sharing food pics anyway, here was my lunch this afternoon. All the vegetables are from our farm and the bread is from a local bakery. This is the first time I’ve intentionally eaten cucumber on a sandwich, and it was so good. I’m not nearly as into eating vegetables as the boys, but I’m learning to love it.
Normally we don’t get involved with private affairs, but the continued outpouring of grief, praise, remembrance, and love for Robin Williams we’ve seen on Tumblr has been staggering. He gave his gifts selflessly, and was a beacon of sorts to those of us who had a weird time figuring out how our energies and talents fit into the world.
Remember, if you’re struggling, there’s help. We love ya, Tumblr.