Leeuwenhoek had stolen and peeped into the fantastic sub-visible world of little things, creatures that had lived, had bred, had battled, had died, completely hidden from and unknown to all men from the beginning of time. Beasts these were of a kind that ravaged and annihilated whole races of men ten million times larger than they were themselves. Beings these were, more terrible than fire-spitting dragons or hydra-headed monsters. They were silent assassins that murdered babies in warm cradles and kings in sheltered places. It was this invisible, insignificant, but implacable-and sometimes friendly- world Leeuwenhoek had looked into for the first time of all men of all countries. ~Microbe Hunters

Friday, 20 January 2012

Happy Birthday Grandfather Clock

                                         (Amazing to think you were once a tiny helpless baby)

(Now you're a giant helpless man)

This card is very appropriate, as my grandfather has been struggling with parkinsons since before I was born. I have seen him go down hill fast the past few years, and it kills me that he cant come up the flight of stairs to see in my townhouse. However, he takes everything with great humour and huge smiles, and he got a kick out of this card.

Then he asked me to talk at his funeral. Like, what the eff Grandad, its your birthday, how about we focus on getting old, not being put in the ground!?!

`Dont forget, Grandad loves you!`

Darn good and sure of it,


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