What was the best conversation I had
today in the last twenty-four hours?
I think it was with my son, about our experience listening to the audiobook; The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
What a magnificent audiobook, it is a fabulous story. Science made real, and personal.. the way it should be. The book made me cry, it made me laugh, smile… it was profound, and light. It was family and academic.
I recommend the audiobook to anyone. I got mine through the library.
PS – I am now only twelve days behind in these posts!
“Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated.”
~ Marquis de Sade
What occupied my mind
today in the last 24 hours?
My tendency towards procrastination. The response regarding my application to grad school, and how to pay for it if accepted.
“The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Because it features The Andes
There is something Sovietesque about this…
Share some good advice.
It is a toss-up between “Please do NOT feed the Robots” and the quote below… not sure which is more vital to a good, long, healthy, and happy life!
“Never miss a good chance to shut up.”
~ Will Rogers
I have to state that I have no been able to listen to any of the songs I have posted for a while, I am just guessing it is a reasonable song to post!
What decision am I glad I made?
I am glad I decided to try to get caught up with these posts – I am 17 behind as of this one!!
“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”
~ E.E. Cummings
What is the happiest headline in the news today?
I suppose it is that, from the picture above. The kind of story where people matter in a digital age!
“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”
~ Edward R. Murrow
What is standing in my way?
Geez, I would have to say that it is myself. My own self created barriers. My thirst for adventure is as much of a problem as my sense of humour or my own very ridiculous but equally real anxieties. I really can’t blame anyone else for standing in my way.
“The more you just try to get it your way, the less you feel at home.”
~ Pema Chödrön, The Pocket Pema Chodron
Am I settling for something?
Yes, I am settling on a relationship with my father that is based principally on his demands. I am kind of done with that.
I have to say that the period of time where having both parents living and feeling like my relationship with both of them was dependent on something was horrible. Thankfully, it was a temporary one with my mother… but as I reflect upon this, why should I let my father get away with being the dictator of our relationship. If I have to love him under his conditions to be able to have a relationship with him, then I don’t know that I really need a relationship with him.
“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.”
~ Thomas Merton
What was the last movie I saw?
Holy cow, it took me a loooooong time to remember which one it was… we saw Zootopia as a family in a very fancy theatre.
“And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. I mean if I ever sat behind myself in a movie or something, I’d probably lean over and tell myself to please shut up.”
~ J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye