mindful mondays, two

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an old image. twenty-eleven.

already afternoon. monday morning simply sped past me. the past week has been rough. I spent most of the week at home; in clutches of a cold and cluster headaches. evil in its purest form. I had a lot of time for self-reflection and lots of time to sleep; perhaps more than I did in the last few months altogether. I’ve managed to overcome my constant sleep deficit, which is good. I feel better now. it’s done wonders for my attention span. hopefully it will last. it’s been a long time since I’ve spent so much time at home. I liked it.

+ I started reading things fall apart by chinua achebe yesterday afternoon. I am not sure how many times I’ve read that book. I’m almost at the end of the novel now. each time I seem to have more respect and understanding for it. I am able to appreciate it in different ways, now.

+ I have been making and drinking smoothies in the mornings. they’re good, tasty and healthy. they also make for perfect breakfast and I want to continue with them. the best part? the possibilities and combinations are infinite.

+ I am completely in love with this dining room and floor-to-ceiling world map.

+ this giraffe made laugh out loud. this almost made me cry.

(as an artist, marina abramovic scares the shit out of me. I am not sure what I would do if I met her in person. even though I am sure she’s a lovely individual. but she is dark. dark! but I do admit that I would have loved to have taken part during this performance. I wonder what my reaction would have been.)

+ twenty untranslatable words. I have been working on a list of my favorite words and I stumbled upon this during my research. pretty interesting, don’t you think? it also made milan kundera’s books next on my re-reading list.

+ photoshop etiquette. this is saving my life right now. and probably some other people’s as well.

I am going to make this week a good one.

April 8, 2013