Dear reader, I’m currently in the process of moving to a new place, so things are a bit hectic. It’s hard to find time for writing or other things that I would like to do. Someone said that procrastination is a signal that tells you what is not important, a signal that shouldn’t be ignored. You don’t procrastinate on things that are really important to you. If that’s the case then reading is really essential to me, since I’ve read the whole 1Q84 trilogy by Murakami this past month. Borges: “Reading . . . is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.”
Very nice article! Deep thinking start with a slow life, so I think you are in the right way.
I love this. I think it's so healing to think about all the small everyday things that bring us joy. i keep a lost of all the things i like about my life and do one of them if ever I am feeling consumed by the existential dread of existence.
And what I love, among other things, was having read this, Shime! I love many similar things as you listed (I ain't got no orchard to tend to, though). What was the last singular problem you worked on a lot recently? And no, I'm not asking as a gentle nudge that you should do more as your stupid-voice-in-the-end tells you occasionally. (Mine does too, but I've also gotten better at asking it to shut the f* up.)
Sounds like you are keeping well. Hope you continue to be!
I must say I too share many of these loves. The point regarding two beers made me laugh, deeply resonate with it even though I had never been intentional in thinking about it that way.