"I just want you to enjoy a point of view which I enjoy." [The way he begins his lecture greatly appeals to me. For those who know me, "Don't tell me what to do" is practically my mantra. I say it multiple times a day (mostly in jest). Therefore, the fact that Mr. Watts so … Continue reading Alan Watts
I've been experiencing many dramatic changes in self lately. Opening myself up to experiences and people, trying to keep my guard down while simultaneously letting new ideas and beings into my life - both adventurous and safe? Venturing out of my comfort zone, while remaining close enough to the wall that I can still jump … Continue reading Stay Open.
I've been told to write about it. But I don't want to start crying again, so I'll write about everything else. I've been thinking a lot about a new pair of boots. I don't know if they exist, but I've designed them in my head. Knee-high, a dark heather-grey, with maroon lining the top. Maroon … Continue reading Everything Else.
A wonderful woman and spiritual leader came to Chicago to speak tonight. I don't know how to describe her, or how to put into words the emotions she inspired within all of us. We, the chattering audience, were kept silent for an hour, stunned by her charisma and love for us, as Jews and human beings … Continue reading Rebbetzin Jungreis
Had a conversation with a good friend today, and the chat went as follows: Me: Sometimes I wish I were a man Him: Sometimes I wish I were a wizard Me: Sometimes I wish I were an animorph Him: Sometimes...I wish I were myself. Me: Ditto. This simple transition into the question of "Who am … Continue reading Not Sure, Yet.
"If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present." -Lao Tzu Every experience in our lives is important, so I don't want to forget this one even though it is slightly scary. I … Continue reading Live in the Present
Gotta write this down before the experience escapes me. Ever meet someone you just want to listen to forever? Sat on the train this morning, riding to school, studying for my macroeconomics exam. I had my headphones in, with the music set just loud enough to make the background noise almost inaudible, yet not dominating … Continue reading “Take Care, Darlin’.”
Sitting in the basement, sunk into the couch. Coffee and muffin on the coffee-table in front of me, Lana del Rey plays from the Pandora radio on my iPod. Leather jacket sprawled to my left, misshapen maroon pillow to my right. I came down here to be by myself. Social interactions hold an inordinate amount … Continue reading “There’s the Door.”
Saw a woman in Starbucks today, and I decided to compliment her on her beautiful, thick, curly hair. She smiled and thanked me, and told me that two years earlier she didn't have any hair at all, as she had been going through extensive chemotherapy. I don't know what else to say. I wanted … Continue reading Beautiful, Thick, Curly Hair
This is going to be a simple post, consisting of a list of [and links to] songs that soothe my heart when it's aching, or in need of rest. Stress can sometimes bog a person down to a verging-on-tears point...here are some songs that chill me out. That's the simplest way I can put it. … Continue reading Songs that Soothe