Happy Caturday from Zen!
Happy Caturday from Zen!
Home after a surreal visit to a country where I fumble the language but still it showed me beauty and grace and didn’t try to kill me, not even once, and although I’m jet-lagged and irritated about Brexit and xenophobia at least there’s a new Halou song.
Posted @withrepost • @funkyplaidseye A rapturous moment of swooning over a head-sized crème brûlée at L’Estaminet in Ste-Marie-du-Mont. We are by now surely made entirely of dairy.
#normandy #dday75 #foodporn #saintemariedumont #desserttable #spoonswoon
#dday in Lion-sur-mer.
Enjoying the sea, as relaxed as this cat. 🌊🐈
Potato salad with tempeh “bacon”. Meatless Monday on Tuesday!
Zen likes to nap, but she LOVES to nap in the sunshine. 😻☀️
O, my dear Gabriel. You didn’t love this photo I took of you 18 years ago, but it reminded me of one of our grandest adventures. Rest easy now. No more need to fight.
I drove to Salem to meet, tour, and generally soak in the excellent @statelibraryor. #librarylife
My fancy water bottle with the sensor sometimes tracks drinks in the middle of the night while I am definitely nowhere near it. So now it’s confirmed: ghosts also believe in proper hydration. 👻 💦
I loved the “Uptown Squirrel” episode of 99% Invisible. 🎧 So many things I never knew about squirrels!
Things are looking up. 🌳☀️
Nothing floors me quite like the agony of accidental gluten ingestion. My small intestine is a lace handkerchief wrung in the worried grip of a Victorian matriarch.
Writers, do you recommend any particular weekly writing prompts? ✍️ I’m looking for a gentle nudge to get me back in the habit after months of not making time for it!
This podcast makes me full-on ugly-cry on the regular. But I stayed sniffle-free last night! Lots of mirth and heart.
Late-night leadership training. 📚 What’s your favorite book on leadership?
Time for lunch and the keynote! #olawla19
Chicken and (gluten-free) dumplings. Not bad for a first attempt!
Chatting with a dear friend this morning about friendship and connection, I was able to articulate a sea-change in myself in a way that I hadn’t before. As a younger person and a member of online communities from an early age, I expected the world to always be filled with serendipitous and profound connection.
After years of mistakes, I finally realize how rare that connection is for me, and I try to treat it accordingly. But even deep compatibility cannot make up for a fundamental mismatch of emotional investment. That’s the piece that I still struggle with, especially in this world of instant surface interaction. We are trained to skim lightly over the top of each other, to avoid delving too deeply.
When I allow myself to think about how I have sidestepped greater connection by deploying those familiar excuses of “not enough time” and “too introverted” that come so easily to my lips, the truth is that my vulnerability muscles are wildly out of shape. And I have mostly forgotten how to exercise them.
Made it to the weekend. All I want to do is sleep and dream of these trees.
Chickpea, sweet potato, and chard curry. #veganfood
Posted @withrepost • @tigardpubliclibrary Happy National Library Workers Day! See our story for our celebration. #nlwd19 #libraries #nationallibraryweek
I’ve finally figured out how to beat anxiety: stay so busy that you don’t have time to think. No thinky thoughts, no fear! er, wait …
I spied Kristen Cashore’s “Jane, Unlimited” at Powell’s yesterday and was intrigued by the cover, so I checked out the ebook from the library and started reading. It’s completely engrossing and suspenseful, just what I needed to lose myself in this weekend! 📚