Develop a Fingertip Feel
Too often our concept of learning is to absorb ideas from books, to do what others tell us to, and perhaps to do some controlled exercizes. But this is an incomplete and fearful concept of learning—cut off from practical experience. We are creatures who make things: we don’t simply imagine them. To master any process you must learn through trial and error. You experiment, you take some hard...
the eye of the needle
easier, i tell you, for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, then for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven.
another StylelikeU vid. This one is a girl from Mexico, who dresses like Josefina, the American Girl Doll Love it.
Review of The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
I finished the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It was quite a fun read. Some interesting things: I liked what she said about money. Money can buy happiness, depending on the kind of person you are. For example, if what makes you happy is material goods or expensive things, then buying those things will make you happier. For example, if you are the kind of person who does not...
and i wish I could spend another 40 years...
a post about a famous English country house, its gardener, and the delightful people on the grounds at little augury. watch the video too where the famous gardener nicky haslam says “i’ve been here nearly 40 years now. and i love it more and more. it means more to me than anywhere in the world. and i wish i could spend another 40 years continuously without a break here. but one has to...
close the tap
No matter how hard, Even if you are sad No matter what Brooding over it Won’t do With all your heart Close the tap. All at once, the tears Will be shed. Come now, let’s have some coffee In a new cup. by toyo shibata (translated by tokyoremix.com I always think of that, “close the tap. come, let’s have some water in a new cup.”
now you're in ny
Anonymous asked: What other books are on your list of forgotten childhood favorites?
once upon a time when men still huddled in caves and fire meant life women ruled. Men carved little figures of them by the light of the fire. At that time, life was short, nasty and brutish. We lived in fear. Death was everywhere. Women brought life. Women brought warmth, understanding, healing, and love. Women brought beauty into the world Women brought children, joy and...
My apartment, my sunday
a fairytale romance
She looks like a painting, an art photograph, a princess, an artist. I love the way for her party she added some bizarre tassel/rope necklace and a bird headdress. I wonder who she is. Probably some kind of artist, but alas no clues here, where these photos and many more, are from.
little town, it's a quiet village
the diaries of jane doe
25 years old
A House So Happy
that nothing could touch us
scenes from my 21st year
Don’t worry, we’ll have fun
stick with me...
and i will show you a good time do you trust me? Then come with me
the horse whisperer
the third wheel enjoys the night
photo of the day
Review of Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Ballet Shoes After hearing about this book here and there throughout my whole life, I deem this book as good as I expected. It fulfills the fantasy of having a purpose in life, even as a child, and becoming famous. There are three orphans living in a great old estate in London in the early 20s I do believe, but they have no money because the owner of the house who adopted them is away traveling...
A Fun Game
“The weather was not too good, but the farmer lent them a large barn for wet days, in which they practiced every morning, wet or fine, as they had, of course, their ballet shoes with them; here, when it rained, they played a new and glorious kind of hide and seek. It consisted in the hiders burying themselves in the straw, which the nervous seeker had to prod. If the hider could grab any...
More thoughts and weekend activities
Borders is going out of business. First Barnes and Nobles and now Borders. Book stores are going to become a rare thing. Tonight I went into Borders and they were having a huge blowout sale— however they were only giving around 10% off. It then made sense why they were going out of business as you’d have to have a lot of extra cash to blow on books to buy books in a bookstore even for...
Review of The Tree of Life and thoughts on the...
I saw the tree of life this weekend. I fell asleep for part of it, and yet I still loved it? It was so gorgeous. It is what I wish this blog was. A movie that captures moments of life. There were such beautiful images that you have only seen in real life and appreciated subconsciously that he made you consciously appreciate. Like light reflecting off water on a wall, the way a dad holds...
no matter what people tell you
“The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy — not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what is called following your bliss.” — Joseph Campbell
Anonymous asked: I'm about to read Fool's Gold (I just got it the other day) based on what you know about which of your pictures I like which mag will I like more? I'll read now and tell you if you're right.
Why you shouldn't take advice
Steve Pavlina, this crazy blogger, wrote a very good article about asking for advice. The gist is don’t ask for advice, but if you do ask what would you do if you were me? There is a lot of good advice in this article about advice but this section articulates something I have always had a suspicion about. Giving Your Power Away The biggest problem I discovered when I sought advice from...
date of the week
A weekly feature on dbhead perhaps? Tonight’s date was beyond bad. Was it just me or did I feel as soon as he saw me I could tell he was not into me. However, I was not dismayed much, as true to his pictures, he looked like lord voldemort. I could tell something was off right away. He seemed slightly tired and/or bored or something. I asked him, so do i look like my pictures, wondering if...
Books and a Book Idea
I read this graphic novel Castle Waiting. This is the most boring book imaginable. Absolutely nothing happens of interest. It was a graphic novel, and it is humanly impossible for me not to enjoy looking through a graphic novel, and so i was forced against my better mind to read it through. Gods that was boring. And yet it got almost all five star reviews on amazon.?! The sole one star review on...
nigella eats alone
Every evening after I got off work I would go to the market and pick out what I was going to have for dinner that night. Then I went back to my small flat and I changed into a bathrobe. Then I prepared everything, and then I plopped onto the couch and ate it watching tv. I looked forward to it all day. It is what got me through.
what is more romantic? A weekend in Paris or...
a query from okcupid i chose camping, though i think both of them would be ideal.
one day i hope i will be surfing a wave this big
no country for old men
1 “For both men and women—and this finding struck me as highly significant—the most reliable predictor of not being lonely is the amount of contact with women. Time spent with men doesn’t make a difference.” -from The Happiness Project agree or disagree??
waterway to my heart
everyday we rowed back from work together through the sinuous waterways of the archipelago. One day we became so absorbed in talking and laughing about an incident at school that the current carried us down a different lane and before we knew it we had been turned out onto a vast lake we had never seen before. The water was pure blue, unlike the deep jewel green of the channels. Everything...
“I love New York on summer afternoons when everyone’s away. There’s something very sensuous about it - overripe, as if all sorts of funny fruits were going to fall into your hands.” The Great Gatsby quote via little augury photos by ciaochessa
poem of the night
My words rained over you, stroking you. A long time I have loved the sunned mother-of-pearl of your body. I go so far as to think that you own the universe. I will bring you happy flowers from the mountains, bluebells, dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses. I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees. excerpt from “Every Day you Play” by Pablo Neruda
the good old days
if you go up after 145th street, there are these big pylons. I know where there is a stair case chipped into the concrete. I will take you down there with me and we will go surfing. 1