Down to earth, and lofty

Maria Popova on Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds

I’m tickled that Tim Ferriss  has a podcast. For me it’s soul-nourishing, funny, and a little zany. I’ve enjoyed his eclectic treasure hunting (and finding) of things practical and contextual since I read The 4-Hour Workweek some years back. This interview with  BrainPickings Maria Popova brings yet another wonderful, full-of-wonder ally into this human’s life of curiosity, creating, and caring (my aspirations, at least). Maria relates that she started her blog as a way to explore what she finds interesting and worthwhile. That reminded me that I’d created this blog last year with a similar intention. And here we are, on the skinny left end of the learning curve of WordPress. Isn’t it a lovely ride?

Mementos

I just put my high school diploma and my flight school certificate into the recycle bag. I took a photo of each one first. I decided recently that I have entirely too much stuff. I enjoy memorabilia, to some degree. I find it heatwarming to look at old photos and journals. At the same time, I also feel a bit burdened. How do I organize these things? Share them? Preserve them?

I realize this isn’t a big problem in the grand scheme of things. Currently, I’m thinning out the collection.

Crocuses coaxing; winter waning.
Maybe now I’ll stop complaining.

English: crocuses

English: crocuses (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Joy may be coaxed or catalyzed, but rarely captured.