Inspiration Monday: Annie Dillard

  “I am a frayed and nibbled survivor in a fallen world, and I am getting along. I am aging and eaten and have done my share of eating too. I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining world in which everything fits, but instead am wondering awed about on a splintered wreck I’ve come to care for, whose gnawed trees breathe a delicate air, whose bloodied and scarred creatures are my dearest companions, and whose beauty bats and shines not in its imperfections but overwhelmingly in spite of them…” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Continue reading Inspiration Monday: Annie Dillard

Inspiration Monday: Madeleine L’Engle

“But unless we are creators we are not fully alive. What do I mean by creators? Not only artists, whose acts of creation are the obvious ones of working with paint or clay or words. Creativity is a way of living life, no matter our vocation or how we earn our living. Creativity is not limited to the arts, or having some kind of important career.” ― Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water Continue reading Inspiration Monday: Madeleine L’Engle

Inspiration Monday: Anna Quindlen

“Our love of lockstep is our greatest curse, the source of all that bedevils us. It is the source of homophobia, xenophobia, racism, sexism, terrorism, bigotry of every variety and hue, because it tells us there is one right way to do things, to look, to behave, to feel, when the only right way is to feel your heart hammering inside you and to listen to what its timpani is saying.” ― Anna Quindlen Continue reading Inspiration Monday: Anna Quindlen

Inspiration Monday: The Empire State Building

Yesterday was the 85th anniversary of the opening of the Empire State Building. Here are a few pics of it from my trip to NYC. As you can see, we went up in it at night and the views were phenomenal – the photos don’t do it justice. We paid a little extra to go up to the observation deck which is totally worth it for viewing as its way less crowded. I confess to getting a little bit dizzy because you’re closer to the edge of the wide world up there. Building began on St. Patrick’s Day of 1930 … Continue reading Inspiration Monday: The Empire State Building

Inspiration Monday: New York, New York!

 I just spent a week in NYC and now I completely understand why people love it. I’m still on a post vacay high from my trip and already planning my second one. I fell in love. I could totally live there (if I could afford it!). First, it’s a beautiful and clean city, incredibly clean. Second, the people are friendly and don’t seem to mind tourists (refreshing), we never felt like anyone was annoyed by us including the tour guides who were all cheerful and chatty. Shout out to the aspiring actor working The Top of the Rock who kept us … Continue reading Inspiration Monday: New York, New York!

Inspiration Monday: The College of Chinese Wisdom

    “As Xunzi reminds us, nothing is natural. The talents and weaknesses we are born with get in the way if we allow them to determine what we can and cannot do. The only thing you really need to be good at is the ability to train yourself to get better.” —Exerpt from The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life by Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh, Wall Street Journal, Saturday/Sunday, April 2-3,2016 Continue reading Inspiration Monday: The College of Chinese Wisdom