Archive for November, 2013

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

gratitude :: day 21

if today was your last day, what would you do? If it were my last day in Paris and the world, I would wake my sweetheart up with her favorite breakfast and then go to my neighborhood boulangerie and buy all their croissants and pains au chocolate. I would walk through the streets of all […]

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

gratitude :: day 20

what have you lost and learned from? growing up without a father pushed me to seek role models and mentorship all around me, opening my heart to guidance and love from unlikely sources…

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Monday, November 25th, 2013

gratitude :: day 19

what are you thankful for at this moment? i close my eyes and become intimately aware of the detail of it all. the sounds the smells the texture the voices the lingering sensations on my taste buds, the tension and relaxation in my body, the luxury of warmth, the simplicity of the wooden floor, the […]

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Sunday, November 24th, 2013

gratitude :: day 18

what skill do you value most in yourself? flexibility? i dont need an omelette pan to make you an omelette. ill just do it in whatever piece of metal or clay i can find!

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Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

gratitude :: day 17

who in your life are you under-appreciating? my mother. how can i not under-appreciate my mother? how could i ever appreciate her enough?

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Friday, November 22nd, 2013

gratitude :: day 16

what is the most cherished gift you’ve ever received? one day on the beach i offered someone an apricot with two hand-carved wooden rings subbed in for the almond. she accepted to share it, and everything else, and she took the rings. that empty apricot, before we ate, was the best gift i ever received.

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Thursday, November 21st, 2013

gratitude :: day 15

who or what shaped your inner compass? (1) gandhiji of course for the deep weaving of morality — satya and ahimsa and asteya — into the very meaning of what it is to be alive and to be in community with others, and (2) all those experiences which opened my mine to form and color […]

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Thursday, November 21st, 2013

gratitude :: day 14

when has nature taken your breath away? just today, riding home through the forest back to paris and the wind blowing and the cold dropping and the rain falling and my hands without gloves and my fingers without gloves and then just my ice blocks without gloves and the brakes metal and distant and nothing […]

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

gratitude :: day 13

who inspires you to be your best self? tough to say whether it’s the memory of gandhiji, the loving eyes of my partner, or the strangers i run into every day who inspire me to be my best self. went with the strangers here: you — because when i meet someone new, i have the […]

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

gratitude :: day 12

what is the best mistake you ever made? sometimes i’m honest even when it shouldn’t be: once i was so honest with someone i cared so deeply about, that it revealed deep incompatibilities, and eventually saved us from walking down a road that would have made both of us unhappy…best mistake i ever made. (ps: […]

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