notes for october
EDITED: Stefano Marchionini (thanks ming for providing the source!)
I have a little ritual on days like these - when my body is leaden and my mind a fog. I lie in longer than I should and let my thoughts run until something crystallises - a task to tackle; the company of friends; breakfast; a song; the promise of fresh air outdoors.
A few events of late reminded me of other things I had taken for granted: I am awake, able, alive. These are great reasons for getting out of bed, and I should not forget them.
Other things to take pleasure in:
- "The Luminaries" by Eleanor Catton and "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt. Books you can tumble into. I haven't finished "The Luminaries", but I love it.
- "Gravity". Thrilling and contemplative all at once.
- A trip to Taiwan next month for a cousin's wedding. My mother is from there and I haven't been in five years.
- A new pair of shoes and a new bag on their way to me.