“Souvenirs are samples of events which can be remembered, but not relived. Their tone is intimate and bittersweet, with roots in nostalgic longing for a past which is seen as better and fuller than the difficult present.”
– C.S Lewis
-Kate McCahill, in her essay on The Millions, You’ll Never Walk Alone: On Traveling the Worth with Books
“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.”
-’Are You As Busy As You Think?’; Laura Vanderkam
-Thea Goodman “Art Lovers” http://therumpus.net/2014/01/the-sunday-rumpus-essay-art-lovers/
It’s been forever. Too long. Insert radio silence. Since my switch from freelancing to full time work, I’ve had hardly any time for my craft, but in the next few months, things will change. My office is moving much closer to my flat, so I’m hoping to take advantage of that extra time and get some writing done. I have a half-finished book languishing away on my laptop, making me feel like a negligent mother.
But before the move happens, there’s some travel in store for me: I just came back from Cape Town, and I’m soon headed for Miami and the south of France.
I don’t have my writing, but I do have my travel (even if it’s for work), so all is not lost.
Stay tuned. More is sure to come.