PASSING SHOW (n) – The spectacle of contemporary life; (also) an entertainment taking as its subject matter current events and interests. (via @oed)

Bamboo is the fastest-growing plant in the world – it grows up to 30mm an hour. The slowest is a moss, which grows less than 1mm per year. (via @qikipedia)

It’s not easy being green. – Kermit the Frog

Lightly come or lightly go:
Though thy heart presage thee woe,
Vales and many a wasted sun,
Oread let thy laughter run,
Till the irreverent mountain air
Ripple all thy flying hair.

Lightly, lightly — ever so:
Clouds that wrap the vales below
At the hour of evenstar
Lowliest attendants are;
Love and laughter song-confessed
When the heart is heaviest.

– James Joyce, XXV, Chamber Music #bloomsday