July, 2012 Archives

Please go see this. It is amazing.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

“At all times love and discipline have led to a beautiful environment and a good life.”
- Charles Eames

“I remember walking across Sixty-second Street one twilight that first spring, or the second spring, they were all alike for a while. I was late to meet someone but I stopped at Lexington Avenue and bought a peach and stood on the corner eating it and knew that I had come out out of the West and reached the mirage. I could taste the peach and feel the soft air blowing from a subway grating on my legs and I could smell lilac and garbage and expensive perfume and I knew that it would cost something sooner or later—because I did not belong there, did not come from there—but when you are twenty-two or twenty-three, you figure that later you will have a high emotional balance, and be able to pay whatever it costs. I still believed in possibilities then, still had the sense, so peculiar to New York, that something extraordinary would happen any minute, any day, any month.” – Joan Didion

Quotes of today.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/the-busy-trap/?smid=pl-share

My mom just left. 8 days here. The first 4 days I almost didn’t see her at all. Too..busy. Work, preparation, presentations, client meetings, negotiating phone calls, keeping the production engine moving. 2 of those 4 days she was busy too. Learning. Which was good. I’m proud of her. She has always inspired me. My mom is also the center of stillness. “Where is your joy?” She asks me sometimes. After I tell her how busy I’ve been.

I’ve had a book, in my house for a long time now..The Power of Now. Couldn’t crack it..too busy, distracted. But, since my mom left, I’ve been reading it and it’s like coming back home. Oh yeah…I remember being like that, sometimes, between storms of busy..storms that are hard to see through sometimes. Because they were on the inside more than the outside. But I really remember being like that before the storms.

I miss you too Lowly Worm. You and your apple car adventures that I took to my rock shop to read, atop the cinder rocks, way out there in the middle of the sounds of winds through junipers and goats bleeting and munching dry tall grass. That was full on now. Be like that more.

Read that article above..the New York Times one. It’s good. A reminder to stop being so busy and just be, and hopefully, find your joy.

 

Busy vs. NOW

Two of the Greatest Qualities of Life

1.  Patience
2.  Wisdom

Thank you Tane. Apparently Halle has learned neither yet. Like mother, like monkey.