the art of living

"The person who is a master in the art of living makes little distinction between their work and their play, their labor and their leisure, their mind and their body, their education and their recreation, their love and their religion. They hardly know which is which. They simply pursue their vision of excellence and grace in whatever they do, leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing. To them, they are always doing both."
James A. Michener
~ Friday, August 29 ~

"How was your summer?"

"A lot like winter, spring, and fall, thanks. And yours?"

— Sassy receptionist

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~ Monday, May 19 ~
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
— Buddha’s Little Instruction Book

~ Monday, April 14 ~
You have to want it like you want air.
— Brandon in my physics class

~ Friday, January 31 ~
At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.
Steve Maraboli

~ Sunday, October 20 ~
Action expresses priorities.
— Gandhi

If I’d followed all the rules, I’d never have gotten anywhere.
— Marilyn Monroe

~ Monday, February 18 ~
~ Tuesday, February 12 ~
I have wanted to kill myself a hundred times, but somehow I am still in love with life.
— Voltaire

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May your search through nature
Lead you to yourself

~ Monday, February 11 ~
Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.
— Stephen King

~ Sunday, January 20 ~
Following your bliss is not self-indulgent, but vital; your whole physical system knows that this is the way to be alive in this world and the way to give to the world the very best that you have to offer. There is a track just waiting for each of us and once on it, doors will open that were not open before and would not open for anyone else.
— Joseph Campbell

~ Thursday, December 13 ~
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
Cecil Beaton

~ Tuesday, December 4 ~
Vale la pena.

~ Sunday, July 15 ~
You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.
Dita Von Tesse

~ Thursday, July 12 ~
We must remember three things. I will tell them to you in the order of their importance. Number one, and first in importance, we must have as much fun as we can with what we have. Number two, we must eat as well as we can, because if we don’t, we won’t have the health and strength to have as much fun as we might. And number three, and last in importance, we must keep the house reasonably in order, wash the dishes and such things. But we will not let the last interfere with the other two.
Doc Ricketts inĀ Log From the Sea of Cortez