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I still love Shantaram

26 Mar
Monsoon Palace, Udaipur, India

Monsoon Palace, Udaipur, India

“It’s a characteristic of human nature that the best qualities, called up quickly in a crisis, are very often the hardest to find in a prosperous calm.”

-Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

Recommended Read!

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reason #2039 to take a risk

22 Mar
St Paul de Vence, France

St Paul de Vence, France

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”

-Jonathan Safron Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

laughing that hard

21 Mar
Chiang Mai

Natalie in Chiang Mai

“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”

― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
(This is a really great book and not a heavy lift.)

Enriching, actually.

20 Mar
Israel

hiking in Israel

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

– Anne Frank in her Diary

(with thanks to Chris, author of The Art of Non-Conformity for reminding me)

there are no yesterdays on the road

19 Mar
train to udaipur

train to Udaipur, kindly ignore the hair

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”

-William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways: A Journey into America

If you don’t know what to do today.

14 Mar
Hong Kong

Hong Kong

“As a general rule, if you don’t know what to do on any given day, spend at least some of your time helping someone else.”

Chris Guillebeau, The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World

blurred at the edges

23 Feb
ithaca, ny

Ithaca, NY

“The world was not wheeling anymore. It was just very clear and bright and inclined to blur at the edges.”

― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

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