Recommended Reading / 10.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Every Monday, words to start the week.

Keeping it short this week, from Ricky Gervais: a tiny tidbit of really, really good advice. 

Three more links, just because:
-Movie theater etiquette of way-back-when.
-Pico Iyer writes about Leonard Cohen's decision to spend five years in seclusion under the tutelage of Zen teacher Kyozan Joshu Sasaki: "Sitting still with his aged Japanese friend, sipping Courvoisier, and listening to the crickets deep into the night, was the closest he'd come to finding lasting happiness, the kind that doesn't change even when life throws up one of its regular challenges and disruptions. 'Nothing touches it,' Cohen said, as the light came into the cabin, of sitting still…Going nowhere, as Cohen described it, was the grand adventure that makes sense of everywhere else."

Have a happy Monday! More recommended reading, here.


Hena Tayeb said...

ah ricky gervais.. who would have thought.. those are very wise words indeed.

Kathy said...


Anonymous said...

Love Ricky!

Rachel said...

great links, thank you for sharing!

Shoko said...

Thanks for your comments! So glad you liked this as much as I did :)

Sarah said...

Perfect words to start the week.

burntfeather said...

Thanks Ricky and wow, five years in seclusion makes me wonder if I could do that myself and what the outcome would be!

Shoko said...

Fee, I wonder if I could do five days, let alone five years - what a challenge!

samantha hahn said...




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