11 . 16

Sometimes I feel like it doesn’t matter how fast I move, I’m not going to be able to keep pace with the world. Then I wonder why I’m trying to. I also wonder if people throughout the ages have felt this same way, or if it’s just now that things feel like they’re moving faster […]

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11 . 15

We wake early during the week, so a 6am start this morning feels like a sleep in. It’s still raining – the sunshine forecasted seems implausible today. But we are booked on the 7:30am car ferry so I get up and make ‘train breakfasts *’ for the journey. We have raincoats and walking shoes. We […]

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11 . 14

A rainy day in spring is suitable for reading; a rainy day in summer is suitable for playing chess, a rainy day in autumn is suitable for going over things in the trunks or in the attic; and a rainy day in winter is suitable for drinking . – Zhang Chao Rain here today, so […]

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11 . 13

Nic is away at a conference in Vegas from next Sunday until Tuesday the week after. Whilst he’s away, I plan for my evenings to be filled with Yin yoga, a new photography project, and movies. Here’s what is on my to-watch list: Daughters of the Dust (via Ann Friedman) Lady Bird (thanks to Andrea) […]

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11 . 12

I am not your investment. You cannot buy, or sell, me on the open market. Our island hideaway: tuis, kingfishers, a grey warbler, milo purring, air jets moving water around the spa, the occasional breath of wind stirring the trees, the pump that brings water to our kitchen + bathroom + laundry, the distant sounds […]

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11 . 11

Sonder n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, […]

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11 . 10

Meditations on gratitude: My body has aches and pains. But it still moves when I ask it to. A place we call home. A person that I love. A furball we consider as much a part of our family as we two. Sight. Safety. Chances for solitude. Knowing where our next meal is coming from. […]

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