while spending the better part of a morning
at the salon
and at the having my hair washed stage
a woman I’ve never met
hair in foil for highlights
wrapped in a black robe
and stood before me pointing
to the entire salon:
“now here is a woman who is contented and relaxed,
taking 10 minutes, all for herself!”
something about my demeanor
must have given me away
for she was spot on.
“contentment is the only real wealth”
― albert nobel
image credit: google images
May the coming New Year bring you joy, love and peace.
yuàn xīnnián wèi nín dàilàái kuàilè, yǒu’ài hé níngjìng.
what would bring you joy, love, or peace in the new year?
image credit: freepik
“people fail to get along because they fear each other;
they fear each other because they don’t know each other;
they don’t know each other
because they have not communicated with each other.”
– dr. martin luther king, jr.
image credit: shutterstock
silence on a hot summer night in ann arbor
“the most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence.”
-simon van boy
came upon this peaceful man
sleepy with quiet thoughts
on a quiet noon
spent in bandamer park
ann arbor, mi. usa
“summer quiet thoughts on summer quiet noons.”
-ray bradbury, now and forever
map of pangea with current international borders
the good people at open culture
recently shared this map of pangea
with the present day country names.
if the band ever gets back together,
here’s who your nation’s neighbors would be.
-massimo pietrobon – mental floss magazine
we cannot live only for ourselves.
a thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
*this post is dedicated to the brave journalists in paris, recently lost to a senseless violent act, to journalists everywhere, to the freedom of speech and to peace.