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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.)

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frightened of the old ones

6 Mar
spray

Elephant sprays water

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”

—John Cage

flowers for dinner

9 Feb
roses!

Chiang Mai, Thailand (the bar across the street from the reggae bar)

“A good holiday is one that is spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.”

-J. B. Priestley

Garp!

3 Feb
market to market

Chiang Mai, Thailand

“If you are careful,’ Garp wrote, ‘if you use good ingredients, and you don’t take any shortcuts, then you can usually cook something very good. Sometimes it is the only worthwhile product you can salvage from a day; what you make to eat. With writing, I find, you can have all the right ingredients, give plenty of time and care, and still get nothing. Also true of love. Cooking, therefore, can keep a person who tries hard sane.”

― John Irving, The World According to Garp

flash of blazes!

2 Feb
Roar?

Tiger Kingdom, Chiang Mai, Thailand

“It’s probably the last adventure I’ve got in me. I was hopin’ to go out in a flash of blazes, but I’ll probably just end up goin’ home.”

-The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

move the world

27 Jan
a friend

Elephant Nature Foundation, Chiang Mai, Thailand

“People want to be bowled over by something special. Nine times out of ten you can forget, but that tenth time, that peak experience, is what people want. That’s what can move the world.”

-Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun: A Novel

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