Readers in the woods...
Inspiring Women: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

I love this...

Above: a Google Street View stop motion animation short, created & directed by Tom Jenkins (of The Theory Films), with music by Cinematic Orchestra. (via Elizabeth Hand)

The story: A lonely desk toy in New York City longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross-country road trip all the way to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.

"Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things."
- Mary Oliver (from her poem Wild Geese." Not only is it one of the Best Poems Ever, but these lines seem strangely appropriate for the poignant little film above.)