Happy Long Weekend.

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.


  1. Have a wonderful time! What a gorgeous photos. Both of them are even magical.

  2. "only this actual moment is life." love it. enjoy the weekend!

  3. I love this quote! They taught us this quote in my yoga teacher training. I try to remember it when I'm doing the dishes (or other chores) ;)

    That gif/vine video/gif is AWESOME!

  4. I want to wash the dishes now, well maybe after checking out those middle parted hair boys :P

  5. When I was reading one of Thich Nhat Hahn's books, I underlined that quote to make sure I remembered it later. Now I try to take his advice whenever I'm washing dishes; sometimes it's more difficult than it should be.

    I'm going to upstate NY in September! Looking forward to it, since every time someone writes/posts photos from their experiences up there it always seems to be so beautiful and peaceful. Hope you and a wonderful weekend!



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