Color + Design Blog / Interview with LICHTFAKTOR:
Light Graffiti Artists by COLOURlovers

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These amazing guys work with light and their surroundings instead of a paint brush and a canvas. It’s challenging to think of something so ephemeral as art, but it certainly is. Thank God for film.

“The 3-man creative force behind LICHTFAKTOR is VJ sehvermoegen, graffiti artist jiar, and VJ 1″0X.”

“To keep up with LICHTFAKTOR and see more of their creations, visit their Myspace profile(mostly in German) and be sure to check out their Flickr page for nearly one-hundred light creations.”

Thanks NightSky4520!

If I had a nickel for every time I heard “But you don’t LOOK sick”…

We need a world with more hugs and fairies in it!
Let’s hear it for the imagination!

I need to seek some happiness today, just
letting it alight on my out-stretched palm
(Thanks JJClemm)

Lovely Iceland Poppies, makes me want to plant some flowers in the weed-overgrown pots outside!

Bad Memories Tied to DNA — Lester 2007 (730): 2 — ScienceNOW

In this article by Benjamin Lester:

“People haunted by traumatic memories could be missing a few amino acids, say researchers. A new study links a deletion in a neurotransmitter receptor gene to a marked increase in an individual’s ability to remember emotionally charged events. The finding represents the first gene shown to play a role in emotional memory and could have implications for anxiety and other psychiatric disorders.”

This may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, with wide implications for victims of war and violent crime.