Friday, January 21, 2011

Vernon & Irene Castle

Okay, do you remember a long time ago (my second blog post) when I posted dance steps to a ragtime dance taught by Vernon and Irene Castle? Well, Edwardian Promenade found actual footage of their dances. I was so giddy with excitement that I had to post it immediately.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Not all who wander are lost.

I've had a difficult week, but I was gently reminded this morning at 4:00 a.m. (I hadn't yet fallen asleep) that my life is actually quite a wonderful thing. Really it is.  All things happen for a reason, and I believe that this difficult fight with mono and all my other fights for health have happened for a specific reason. I'm ready to embrace this mono until it leaves and just enjoy every minute of my life. Life is not to wish away, after all. It's about enjoying the journey, even if it's hard.

I've had a lot of time to think about my life and my paths, and while I'm still uncertain about them, the one thing I know is that I want to be creative. I've started writing again. I spent almost the entire day yesterday writing. Do you know how long it's been since I spent so long writing? I wrote again today. I'll probably write some more.

I have been wandering. I'm still wandering, and while I have felt lost, I don't think I really am.

That's all.

Most of my posts recently have been rather introspective, and if you don't like that, I'm sorry, but I guess you don't have to read if you don't want to.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sad, but good.

I've been using StumbleUpon lately, and I'm completely addicted. I've been sick all day today and in between sleeping and reading, I've found a lot of amazing websites. Please see the video below as an example.

Crater Face from Skyler Page on Vimeo.

Holstee Manifesto

I'm not sure what Holstee Manifesto means, but I like it! You may have to zoom in to read it all.

This should be the--rather long--mantra of my new simplified life.

{Found here}

So true, and so unfortunate.

{Found here}

"You go, girls."

That was Jeffrey's reaction to this picture. Mine too.

{found here}