But they were nonetheless beautiful and bright. This one of the Faber-Castell Jubilee Box Set is basically art supply porn:

 

The other was the Pacific Ocean, which I’ve lived next to—relatively speaking—for the past 17 years or so, and will soon move much further inland (not to mention shifting latitude) from. It’s strange how sticking your feet in its vastness feels like a primeval connection to the earth itself. (NOTE: the sound is terrible in this one, maybe a mute is in order)