Hi, loves! Big weekend around these parts: it's going to be a weekend of family, sunshine and iced tea all up in this joint. But before I head off into the sunset, a few things I wanted to share with you:
Wonderings and Wanderings. I feel like I've been keeping a secret from you: I can't imagine why I haven't shared this beautiful site by Jeanine Caron with you sooner.* Jeanine is a master at film photography, and she has just revamped her portfolio site to showcase it to great effect. Go take a look, but prepare to become completely lost in it. (And if you happen to be in the market for a great editorial photographer in London, you should totally give her a call.)
* Incidentally, you can always check out the writers, artists & photographers who inspire me at the bottom of this page. They represent some really beautiful work.
Zen Peacekeeping. Yesterday evening, something beautiful arrived in the mail: Zen Under Fire, the new book from my beautiful friend, lawyer, yogi and activist Marianne Elliott. I've been following her blog for years, and I can. not. wait to dig into this book about her life as a UN human rights lawyer in Afghanistan. She's great. Please go check her out.
And finally, over at Babble ...
Still, when I consider the alternative -- when I choose to react, or respond, or behave in a way that I feel to be less honourable than I know I am capable of, there is just nothing worse than that uneasy feeling that I get in the pit of my stomach. You know the one: the one where the little voice inside of you says, dude, you are better than that. The one that comes dangerously close to feeling like shame. Man, I hate that feeling. Because in my world, nothing comes in the way of my feeling gratitude like experiencing shame.
... I'm sharing some thoughts about honour and gratitude. Go take a look.
And with that, Happy Easter/Good Passover to those of you who celebrate, and to all of you, have a wonderful, joy-filled weekend.