Sunset in Shasta, camping in Lassen. Post-processing in front of the TV watching Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
You can follow your bliss like a sucker. If I followed by bliss I'd be on the couch with a beer watching my favorite TV show. This is much harder, and I'm thinking at 7,000 vertical feet going up that mountain, first time on a bike in three years, embarrassed that I'm the slowest one on the ride, stopping to catch my breath, I'm not following anyone's bliss. I'm following my agony. I remind myself, it's worth all the effort and if that's not enough dig deeper until you find it.
Follow your grrrr.
Make it to the top and smile. Cross that river into the meadow. Stay 'til sunset. Then, after you're all spent, pack up your bike and enjoy a good night's rest.
"Idea for a new app... a button that can undo long amounts of time. Three months. A year. A life. One click and everything could just go back to the way it was."
-Diane Nguyen, Bojack Horseman
You can't live in the past and believe me I've tried. The rents are outrageous and the commute is a killer. Maybe instead, try to bring someone forward to the present. Be that kid from the past, wide-eyed with wonder and excitement. looking to the future.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
A muggy July day in the nation's capitol and museums offer a respite from the summer heat. Cool, dark, and full of art.
If you look closely, you'll notice these license plates read out the preamble to the Constitution. It takes a while for that spark of recognition to ignite.
In a more somber mood, a Sylvia Plath exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.
Sometimes it feels like the art is watching you.
And sometimes in our modern techno-world we don't see the art at all.
But, hey. Dinosaurs. No museum visit is complete without dinosaurs. Rawrsquawk.
Outside, we can sit by a cool fountain.
Wait for the sun to set.
Nightfall brings cool temperatures and cooler colors. It's the selfie hour.
And then we have our moments of quiet contemplation.