Pink was not part of my childhood. Through accident or design, I played with handmade dolls that wore clothes that matched mine. I wasn’t dressed in pink and I didn’t play with pink toys. For me, pink is not a childish color, it is a color of power.
The next color in the series is Red. A strong, traditional color that has been available for fashion for millennia, it is easily obtained as pigments and natural dyes and has not been radically improved by the chemical age. The color of caution, risk and passion, red is a popular accent color.
Yes, 100 days without reading the news for an hour a day on the internet could make you crazy to clean, but this isn’t the dust I am thinking about today. I am thinking about the metaphorical dust featured in Philip Pullman’s great fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials.
The life I live with others should reflect what I believe, this is Integrity. A frustration with the lack of honesty, of reality, in the world around me can be an invitation to deepen my alignment between what I believe and how I live.
As a gift from Evernote this New Year, I received a free Audible copy of Marie Kondo’s book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing“. This is a bit ironic because several of my Evernote files include things like “declutter my Evernote”. While I am not generally troubled by hoarding of physical things, I have a real problem with digital files. Continue reading “Simplicity: Day 21”
I have just completed a book considered Anthony Trollope‘s greatest: The Way We Live Now. RIght up there with MIddlemarch, LIttle Women and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the Guardian’s 2003 list of the top 100 novels of the English language, this humorous epic is a scathing take-down of the corruption of the Victorian Era. It is also a reminder that there is nothing new under the sun.
As an avid reader, the Internet has given me a lot to be grateful for. I can open any book I want, in moments. But, is there something to be said for real paper?