So, here's the story as summarized via Funimation:
The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.
When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?
WINE ISN'T THE ONLY THING THAT IMPROVES WITH AGE.
Many things get better with time. Leather is one of those things.
And while there's perhaps nothing better than that 'new leather' smell (evidenced by even car air freshener trees with the scent), there's nothing quite so lovely as leather that's been broken in over time with with a number of weathered lines, seasoned scratches and other various imperfections that serve as a visual testimony of 'been there, done that'. Cheers to a material reminder of being there and doing that. - Allié Merrick
While roadtripping with my girlfriends from San Francisco to Palm Springs, along the way we decided to detour down an unmarked road alongside the highway to get a closer look at a field filled with what I later learned are referred to as 'pumpjacks'. The thing of it is, we felt like we really shouldn't be there, which made us want to be there more...
After one long day of work and two full glasses of wine with coworkers (i.e. my dear friends), I stopped in to visit my neighbor, Minnie. While old in her years, she is still young and hopeful at heart. Over the course of an hour of coffee and conversation, she expressed her greatest wish to me.
"Allie, I wish I had a magic wand... I'd wave it and make everything better for everyone."
I told her, "Minnie, you do have a wand. It's that magical smile of yours. While you can't make everything better for everyone, you can certainly make it better for anyone you greet with that grin." I thought she might cry for a moment. Instead, her smile grew... and so did mine.
I gave her a hug, as she's now used to me doing, and asked if I could take out her trash bag on my way home. "I may not have a magic wand to use here, Minnie, but I have an extra hand to haul this out with. That'll have to do for the evening." She smiled that beautiful smile, and I said goodnight.
May we all find the magic wand we have within us and make a difference with it... even if it's only a simple smile. #livetolove
Tonight, the power went out in my building. From the third floor, I followed the stairs lit by emergency lighting to the first floor. On my way to the lobby to check on the status of things, I saw a little, old woman peering out of her doorway. She looked confused and unsettled. I asked if she was okay. She said she wanted to go to the lobby to check on things but wasn't able to get around very well. I held my hand out and asked if she'd like me to go down with her. She accepted my offer with a smile and took my hand. After many very small, careful steps, we found ourselves only five feet or so from her door where we started. There we heard from other residents about the status of the outage and learned power wouldn't be restored for awhile. As there was no longer a need to go to the lobby, I walked Minnie (as I learned her name was) back to her apartment.
She, a resident of the building for 43 years now, asked if I'd like to come in for a cup of coffee, as she still had some left in a thermos (leftovers from what she had brewed earlier). I accepted her offer. After an hour and a half of wonderful conversation, sometime during which the lights had come back on, I said goodnight and gave her a hug, leaving with her my phone number with instructions to call me for anything she needs, along with a standing offer to take her out for breakfast and to go with her to Mass. (She's been wanting to get out more.)
I'm glad we lost power. I found a new person to care for. #livetolove
So, this was interesting. Microsoft has come out with Realtime Crowd Insights that use facial recognition to detect age, sex and emotion. As I'm actually 37, the fact that I was analyzed as '30' made me entirely happy. Don't believe me, check out the associated emoticon.