Stop the words now Open the window in the center of your chest And let spirits fly in and out — Rumi
This guy’s walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, ‘Hey you. Can you help me out?’ The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes […]
I love calligraphy. It’s fun to do, aesthetically pleasing, and in my case utterly impractical, one of the few things I do just for their own sake. I started playing around with calligraphy when I lived in Korea, so now that I’m in Japan I couldn’t miss the opportunity to learn a bit about the […]
A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. –Carl Sagan *** Photo by Jaredd Craig on Unsplash
One thing I’ve always wanted to do more of is giving out thank you cards, on both big and small occasions. Now that I’ve spent a fortune in Japanese stationery shops, I have no more excuses.
I’m fast to judge experiences as either good or bad. When I’m tired or hungry, I’ll label almost anything as bad. Then I’ll spend the rest of the day grumpy and upset about something that wouldn’t necessarily be a problem under different circumstances (like after I had lunch). As I’m starting my vacation today, I […]
Husband was jealous of my sunny suitcase, so I decorated another one for him. Oddly enough, he preferred a super plain and minimalist design and didn’t even want the tiniest star or ornaments. Husband and I are very different people.