- 3 days ago
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
This is, like, literally all of my favorite things, all at once. OMG.
(via bluesbaby)Source: ted
- 4 days ago
- 4 days ago
i wonder if the person who wrote this knew the weight of these words. what it really meant to wholeheartedly sing this. to actually pray for God to strengthen our faith no matter where He had to take us. wherever He would call us. I wonder if we would sing those words if we knew how God would answer them. I’m almost thankful His specific will for my life is only slowly revealed, and He guides me day by day in love as He calls me out to deeper and deeper waters where He is my only Anchor, my only hope.
(via teacoffeebooks)Source: athenagracee
- 1 week ago
- 2 weeks ago
This set of 8 (4 cups, 4 saucers) is hand-painted on white ceramic (upcycled) cups. The constellations are: the Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Cygnus, and Perseus! The moon cycle is the major 5 stages from New Moon to Full Moon!
This set is one-of-a-kind - we will (most likely) not be making another set unless it is requested.
-> PLEASE NOTE; We would suggest hand-washing!
-> Ceramic pottery
-> ceramic enamel paint
THIS IS THE COOLEST TEA SET EVER *____*
(via its-teatime)Source: alleyleeplz