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Friday, September 21, 2012

Dis-Integrating | For the love of pancakes . . .

What am I doing here?

Paro Taktsang Monastery, Bhutan
Right now, I'd like to be here. Away from thought. Away from noise. Away from stimulus. Away from the world.

I just want to be. And do. I don't want to think. Ruminate. Digest.

Just act. Experience.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Change Is the Only Constant

Life is a constant embarrassment.

Bounce back and move on.

Just jaunted and returned from a short shoot in Wisconsin, I've been having trouble taking care of . . life.  The mundane, the everyday.  Mail, laundry, eating--I do them, but only after great force.  If it's not work, hiking, or analyzing, I'm not motivated.  I'm not generally an embarrassable type, but now, constantly in my own head, not *out* adventuring, I can't help but feel embarrassed at ways I've acted, or rather, reacted in the recent past.  Embarrassed by things I've felt.  Embarrassed by my present inability to do regular life things.

My friend, writer Steven Boone, sent the following to me this morning in response to an existential conversation we've been having. -> The best example of the idea above.

Maestra Masina showing us the full gamut of life and emotion in these 6 minutes: