The beauty of eclairs, as envisioned by L’Eclair de Génie. Takeaway message: you don’t need to invent a whole new dessert. You can build on traditional recipes and simply challenge some of the underlying assumptions, and have fun with it. *** New York under a snow storm is a photographer’s dream come true. *** Just finished reading Alison Bechdel’s second graphic novel, Are you my mother? Beautifully drawn, complex topic, and painfully biographical. “The writer’s business is to find the shape in unruly life and to serve her story. Not, you may note, to serve her family, or to serve the truth, but to serve the story.”
“If you awaken from this illusion and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death; or shall I say death implies life? You can feel yourself – not as a stranger in the world not as something here unprobational not as something that has arrived here by fluke, but you can begin to feel your own existence as absolutely fundamental.” (Alan Watts) *** The Cure for the Modern Male Malaise: The 5 Switches of Manliness makes a strong point for the need not just for men, but maybe everyone in general to get back in touch with nature, be more active, challenge themselves, build a legacy and connect with our peers as a means of being happier. A simple message, but a strong one either way.
A playground in the sky: Walking through what looks like thin air, supported by a few transparent nets, 80 feet off the floor. It looks hauntingly beautiful, yet terrifying at the same time. I’ve already experienced once and it is a tremendous rush of adrenaline as well as a fight against your natural instinct. *** I started the new year with a new system, the infamous bullet journal, and surprise surprise, it actually works. I’ve find it easier to keep track of projects, keep things off my to do list, as well as just generally keep track of what still needs to be done, and how I’m spending my time. Overall, everything I wanted from a new organizing system.