Before the long weekend, another quote from Thich Nhat Hahn: When you are washing the dishes, washing the dishes must be the most important thing in your life. Just as when you are drinking tea, drinking tea must be the most important thing in your life. Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the whole world revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.
In a few hours, I'll be heading to Grand Central, on my way to spend the long weekend upstate with friends. I have a pile of deadlines waiting on the other end of the trip, but I'm going to focus on what's in front of me while I'm there: trees and grass and friendly faces, a building-less sky.
Wising you a very happy one. A few links for weekend reading:
-Obscure color terms, for word lovers.
-Men with middle parts.
-Meyer lemon doughnuts.
-A visual history of typewriter art.
-A gif of a Vine of a video of a flip book of a gif of a video.
Thanks, Well-Traveled Woman. Photos by Max Wanger.