I often wonder why, as adults, we don’t afford ourselves the same whimsy we do children. These fruit-shaped bus stops in the town of Konagai, Japan are sure to bring a smile (and shelter) to anyone, no matter their age.(more…)
You do not have to be good.Mary Oliver Wild, Wild Geese
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
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.
If only we all had such conviction and fortitude. Thank you, Jon Stewart.
I may be late to the party, but it’s never too late to enjoy a stream of bodega cats.
Charming animated film all about the clitoris.
Raw Sauce is the sensory highlight of my morning skin care routine.
Adele rapping Monster by Nicki Minaj never ceases to make me smile. Yes, it’s three years old and I’m still watching it on repeat.
The dreamiest storefront the world has ever known.
The scrummiest of scrummy-looking french toast. Need to devour ASAP!
A rainbow of roosting pigeons.
“When people talk, listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out, know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice.”Ernest Hemingway
What a wonderful story about a soldier and a cat he met on the battlefields of the American Civil War. It’s humbling knowing generations of soldiers have found kinship with animals during times of war and have gone to great lengths to ensure their safety when the soldier’s own safety is so deeply uncertain.
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