Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Is it possible to miss something while it is still happening? Yes, I believe it to be true. Such awareness can result in melancholy, and immense joy, simultaneously. I've been living vicariously through this family's year long sojourn around the globe. The documentation of their adventure at A Year to Think is absolutely moving. Here's a sample.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Last week my laptop battery died and two days later my car battery died. Hmmm. What's the universe telling me? Somewhat inconvenienced, hence the lack of posts. The app for blogging is finicky, and has kinks uploading photos. I'm adapting, counting the days until my battery arrives and planning to roll with any other unexpected situations. Thankfully, my camera is working just fine.
Posted by Maria Grasso at 9:25 PM
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A costume party with a Burning Man vibe and just a stone's thrown from my house. Very enticing. The Edwardian Ball, a turn of the century circus with an Edward Gorey twist started 13 years ago in San Francisco and has recently migrated to LA. Although I enjoyed the parade of inspired sartorial fashions, my favorite part was The Leisure Listening Lounge. Hosted by Super Tall Paul Newman a multi-instrumentalist, loop master, and street performer; twelve listeners wearing headphones heard a song magically created as layers of instruments, beatboxing, and vocal harmonies built into a familiar tune. Due to the quiet nature of the instruments used there was virtually no sound without the headphones. The sound was amazing, and the experience an unexpected surprise.
Friday, February 22, 2013
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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A life is not to be squandered,
managed, maintained, endured,
breezed through, tiptoed across,
or even just lived.
A life is to be savored,
climbed into, appreciated,
awakened, immersed in,
embraced with whole heart.
Love your life - this life.
Don't wait for another.
Live every second deeply,
with arms wide open and heart amazed.
Welcome to your life.
~ C. C.
Posted by Maria Grasso at 7:57 PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Always the wish that you may find patience enough in yourself to endure,
and simplicity enough to believe;
that you may acquire more and more confidence in that which is difficult,
and in your solitude among others.
And for the rest, let life happen to you. Believe me: life is right, in any case.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
Posted by Maria Grasso at 5:23 PM
Monday, February 11, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Yesterday's rain gave way to a crisp blue sky. Perfect hiking weather. I hit a familiar trail, and was comforted by switchbacks I've traversed many times before. Snow capped mountains enhanced the vista. Yet, I long for new adventures, paths I've never tread. Oh, where should I explore?
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Friday, February 8, 2013
Snow in the mountains, rain down below. Cool temps, and a blizzard back east. I want to get cozy in bed with my book, and laptop. Reading, surfing, writing, glancing. A productive week comes to a close. The future not necessarily clearer, but the unknown more in focus.
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