It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.

— Hugh Laurie

I might think I can’t take it any more, that I can’t go on any more, but one way or another I get past that.

— Haruki Murakami, After Dark

Winged Victory of Samothrace

Hurricane by MS MR

Charles Piazzi Smyth - The Great Comet of 1843, oil on canvas