There are thousands of paths. They all lead nowhere. You must ask yourself one question: ‘Does this path have a heart?’ If it does, the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use.
Cities force us to interact with strangers and with the strange. They pry the mind open. And that is why they are the idea that has unleashed so many of our new ideas.
Dreary days encourage me to plan, plan, plan! My calendar just got a total facelift and is now filled with recipes to try on designated days of the week and therapy ideas for the kiddos. As I was going through my recipe binder that has been schlepped from Wisconsin —> DC —> Virginia —> Texas —> California, I found the following quote that a friend wrote down for me while I was studying abroad in South Africa that I absolutely love. I think Anne Lamott can do no wrong (similar to how I feel about Alice Waters and the Smitten Kitchen gal- seriously. solid. ladies), and this quote is awesome. Do you agree? I love the “be gentle on yourself” undertones. -AI
“Of course there will always be more you could do, but you have to remind yourself that perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.” -Anne Lamott