"Beautiful and Cosmically Meaningful"

New Scientist has a fascinating report of an ex-con who suffered a stroke and woke up having a newfound artistic sensibility.

“I'll paint three or six or nine pictures at a time. I see those numbers in my head all the time. Canvases became too costly, so I started painting the ceilings and the wallpaper and the floor. I can't stop painting and sculpting. Give me a mountain and I'll turn it into a profile. If you give me a bare tree I'll change it, so when spring come all the leaves will create the face, the mouth, the lips. Without hurting the tree.”

The mind can be a mysterious and often wondrous thing.

(via @pourmecoffee, who you should be following if you're not already)