Embracing my radical optimism, I fulfilled this prompt my friend gave me with a Wikipedia poem. On sea, on space, on finding our way. Of will, love, and unyielding determination to persist. People so tender and so whole, still. Who couldn't love you? Who couldn't want you like the sea yearns to love her stars? We are afloat and I love you.
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Prompt: the sea's yearning for the stars
Arc length is the distance between two points along a section of a [curve].
Calculating the distance between geographical coordinates is based on some level of abstraction; it does not provide an exact distance, which is unattainable if one attempted to account for every irregularity in the surface of the earth. [citation 1]
Image of a bar graph comparing the distance of the kilometre, statute mile, and nautical mile. The kilometre is 54%, the statute mile is 86.9%, and the nautical mile is 100%. The caption states, "Visual comparison of a kilometre, statute mile, and nautical mile."
An expanded navigation block titled, "[Exploration] and [explorers] by nation or region". Each item after headings are links. Header "Explorers by country": Chinese, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Russian; Header "Explorers by type": Canopy, Cove, Circumnavigators (emphasized and unlinked), Climbers, Desert, Polar explorers, Ocean (Deep-sea, Undersea explorers, Seafarers), Space travelers; Header "Exploration by region": Asia (Central Asia, Europeans in Tibet), Africa, Australia (interior), Americas (Prehistoric, North America, Europeans in the Americas), Pacific (Polynesians), Polar (Arctic, Antarctica); Header "Exploration timelines": Chinese exploration, European exploration (Age of Discovery), Europeans in Asia, Maritime exploration, Space exploration
On right: A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and [lenses] and to serve as a [beacon] for [navigational aid], for [maritime pilots] at sea or on inland waterways.
On left: The gravitation attraction that masses have for one another decreases inversely with the square of distance of those masses from each other.
Thus the distance between Earth and Moon is [increasing],
On left, continuing the above: "indispensable... to the lover is his unrequited love, which he would at no price relinquish for a state of indifference." [citation 3]
On right: An image of two sets of bones stuck in dirt and rock. They have small labels too small to read. The caption of the image says, "The [Lovers of Cluj-Napoca], a couple buried together between 1450 and 1550. Archaeologists believe that the man (right) died due to a broken [sternum] and that the woman (left) died of a broken heart brought on by the death of her partner. THey were buried with their hands interlocked. [citation needed tag]
Subheading: "Uncomplicated grief" [edit link]
For most bereaved individuals, the journey through grief will ultimately culminate in an acceptable level of adjustment to a life without their loved one. [citation 9]
Indented underneath: Once widely use, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and has become uneconomical since the advent of much cheaper, more sophisticated and effective electronic navigational systems.
Indented: "A moving object is judged to be more rapid than another when at a given moment the first object is behind and a moment or so later ahead of another object." [citation 13]
Subheading: "Planetary romances" [edit link]
On right: image of a triangle ABC, flat side down and pointed upwards at a crude boat drawing with a bright cyan sail and a red-brown body. Bottom side is labelled "b" and connected by points AC. The caption reads, "Finding the position of a distant object B with the angles observed from points A and C and the baseline b between them
On left, below subheading: [abandonment], [coming-of-age problems], [denialism], [distorted sequences], [dysfunctional relationships], [human sexuality], [mental disorders], [mood swings], [odd behaviors], [psychological abuse], [psychedelic art], [social issues]
appear near each other in the sky, but they usually lie at a variety of distances away from Earth.
on right, much smaller: subheading "Pioneer 9" [edit link]. November 8, 1968 Launched at 09:46:00 UTC from Cape Canavarel into solar orbit with a mean distance of 0.8 AU. 1983 Final contact. 1987 Contact was attempted but failed. [citation 8]
on left: astrolabe ([Ancient Greek]: ἀστρολάβος astrolabos; [Arabic]: ٱلأَسْطُرلاب al-Asturlāb; [Persian]: ستار��یاب Setāreyāb) is an ancient astronomical instrument that was a handheld model of the universe.
continuing above, aligned left: Sometimes it is there just as a gentle background but it often introduces such themes as storm, shipwreck, battle, hardship, disaster, the dashing of hopes and death. [citation 206:45]
a reaction to decades of dystopian, nihilistic fiction, explores how goodness and optimism can be acts of rebellion. [citation 14]
for positive change, radical kindness, and
that type of love which has no bounds and is unchanging.
Article title, right aligned: Hope
On right: The Pale Blue Dot image. It consists of mostly dark gray static, interrupted by blurry lines of color diagonally downwards-left from top to bottom. From left to right, the streaks are red, very faint green, very faint red, clear green, extremely faint white, and bright yellow. In the bright yellow band's middle is a very very small whitish speck. The caption reads, "Seen from about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles), [Earth] appears as a tiny dot within deep space: the bluish-white speck almost halfway up the rightmost band of light."
@headspace-hotel‘s wikipedia poetry crossed my dash a few times and i really wanted to try my hand at it. so here’s getting lost. [ID under fold]
Title: Getting lost (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
“Get lost” redirects here.
Getting lost is particularly problematic for children (who have not yet developed tools and strategies for maintaining their bearings) and for the elderly, particularly those experiencing the onset of dementia. 
The tendency of the mind to seek patterns
exceed the person’s ability to cope
both of which are universal human experiences.
suffering results from an inability to control
the individual and the threat
of intimacy not accompanied by
1. utopian conceptions of ideal development;
2. sense of incompleteness and imperfection of life;
3. conjoint time focus on the past, present, and future;
4. ambivalent (bittersweet) emotions;
5. reflection and evaluation of one’s life; an
6. symbiotic richness.
depression, temporary fixation, and the disintegration of the self,
Dreams give out strong emotion and
happiness when experienced, but often end in despair when the subject awakens.
what destroys limerence is a suitably long period of
become automatic and do not allow time for reflection. 
During difficult circumstances, these distorted thoughts can contribute to an overall negative outlook on the world and a depressive or anxious mental state.
the feelings of another person. [unreliable source?]
may not life up to these expectations
As a defense mechanism,
of a past event.
Example: After a performance, a concert pianist believes he or she should not have made so many mistakes 
An “elusive ugliness in many relationships, a deceptive ‘kindness,’
because he/she is not “lovable enough.”
Cutting people with knives is a crime ->
But loneliness is also a form of a bodily desire, a yearning for an attachment to the social and for a future beyond the forces that create someone’s alienation and isolation.” 
section title: Relief 
Fix it yourself instead of just talking about it. If you notice an ambiguous error or problem that any reasonable person would recommend fixing, the best course of action may be to be bold and fix it yourself rather than bringing it to someone’s attention in the form of a comment or complaint.
A grief-stricken American soldier is comforted by a fellow soldier after a friend is killed in action during the Korean War.
David, who lamented, “I shall go to him, but he will not return to me” (2 Samuel 12:23)
trying to make meaning out of loss
may at times be debilitating enough to be considered a disorder 
No one will give us
Neither God, not the kind
and not a hero -
for an individual from the group
asking “Where am I? Who am I? What am I?”,
an expression of regret or remorse for actions
page title: Trust, but verify
“I’m not a crook.” 
we should ‘give the animal the benefit of the doubt’
They can be sentimental objects that reduce anxiety around separation, self-esteem, and fear of the night. 
(if not outright destroyed)