Every time a meteor comes close to the earth, we all think about the end of the world – but our internal soundtrack doesn’t turn off. We’re also thinking about pizza or passing a slow tractor or making a turn, and for a magical instant, our lives seem to be in conversation with the stars. Elif Batuman
I can’t think which is braver: that this guy has the cajones to fling himself off rocks into a frothing sea….or that he dared show up in public in that god-awful Spandex wetsuit. Hats off to him anyhow.