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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

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i think i remember that film

14 Feb
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Tel Aviv, Israel

“You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You’re chicken, you’ve got no guts. You’re afraid to stick out your chin and say, “Okay, life’s a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness.” You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”

-Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Garp!

3 Feb
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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

Spilling Over

31 Oct
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Portrait Gallery, DC

“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings

Buy it here: The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching

A Tremendous Friendship

30 Oct
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San Francisco

“Why did you do all this for me?” he asked. “I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.”
“You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.’”

-E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

 

Buy it here (need a present for a niece or nephew?): Charlotte’s Web

Watch with Glittering Eyes

17 Oct

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“Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

-Roald Dahl, The Minpins

crippled by the consequences

13 Oct
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Spice Market/Udaipur, India

True Love
by Barry Gifford

Your sickness made me

a little sick, it’s

true—I still

 

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