Nov 26 2012
the beatles have it right: all you need is love. but the reminder is important: love what you love. do you actively, constantly do that? i realised today that i don’t: frustrated with choosing the right words for my essay, i forgot that the reason i write is because i love it. the danger of minimalism, of paring down possessions and commitments to include only what you love is that those things don’t stand out amongst the bad since you’re surrounded by the good. it is a wonderful problem to have, cured easily with a dose of gratitude. thankgsiving reminds us to be grateful. let’s have thanksgiving every day. (and pie, let’s have pie too). ★
^ not working hard, but it is the climbing gym. note the turtle. the past couple of days have been a productivity struggle. despite excuses, i could still try a bit harder. which is exactly what i realised when i went climbing today. several times on a challenging route i thought, yeah, this isn’t going to […]
on climbing and working hard
Nov 25 2012
^ pistachio cupcakes with peppermint frosting, for a christmas party last year for most of my life i’ve been a christmastime cynic. those annoying songs on the radio. commercialism. the contradictory nature of the santa claus myth with parenting values (actually i haven’t gotten over this one. creepy man giving kids gifts?). but over the […]
it’s christmastime – be happy!
Nov 28 2012