Stop What You're Doing

1. Please press play.

2. While the little prelude is playing, if you're with someone, hug them. Hug as many people as you can in your vicinity. I don't care if you're at work, all the better. If you're alone, hug yourself, bish.

3. Then, once the music really gets going, dance. No rules, just dance. If you can't go cray dancing, move your hips. Your fingers. Your feet. Your tummy. Your supafine bootie. Your fucking eyebrows. SOMETHING.

4. Do it like you mean it.

5. Be happy. No one can take that away from you.


what we think about expands and wears pathways in our hearts and minds

So, why not let weeds choke the well-worn trails of guilt and regret... of envy and greed... of fear and need. Liberation lies in love.


"Let one therefore keep the mind pure, for what a man thinks, that he becomes." ~ The Upanishads

I'm trying anyway... And when I falter (which is often), I remind myself, progress, not perfection. And with "exercise", it DOES get easier...

(source of photo)


A Monday Filled With OPPORTUNITIES (to be wrong...)

IBR-1113189 "A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday."

~ Alexander Pope

OMG. I'm going to be so F-ing wise when all is said and done.

If I'm paying attention, that is...


Gold Mind

Downed by Leyendecker “It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not.”

~ Jonathan Swift

(Image: "Downed" by J.C. Leyendecker)


Above Everything, Be Kind...

I've often said that "Art makes the unbearable, bearable." And while that certainly helps, I've come to realize that it's kindness that truly does so... Kindness makes the unbearable, bearable. The world would be a pinball machine without it.


Finding Your Light... (and letting others find theirs...)

"Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too." ~ Voltaire

(Gasherbrum II, Pakistan Photographer Cory Richards and his climbing team endured hurricane-force winds and subzero temperatures to achieve the first winter ascent of this peak in Pakistan.) *source*



"If you cannot make yourself what you would like to be, how can you expect to have another person exactly to your wishes? We want to see others perfect, yet our own faults go unattended." ~ Thomas a Kempis

Michelangelo, Unfinished Bound Slave (1519-36) Marble, height 208 cm Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence