this was a good week

Indrani's     hands.

Indrani's hands.

This was a wonderful week.  Here's why:

•  I interviewed so many people this week for my upcoming book.  Man, the stories.  I am so excited to share them all with you.

•  Thomas C. Knox invites people on dates while they wait in the New York City subway -- but I promise, it's not as creepy as you think.  It's all about making connections, and it's really quite beautiful.

•  Speaking of connections, check out this mural that spans 50 buildings, and the story behind it.  Beautiful.

•  Okay, I've been to the Canary Islands, and I don't remember them looking like this.  Clearly, I'm going to have to go back!

•  I recently discovered a tintype app for my camera phone -- an app that makes photographs look like they were taken by creating the image on a thin piece of metal, and I've been having a lot of fun with it.  But these actual tintype portraits of celebrities are mesmerizing.

•  My cyber-friend Jeanine began writing again.  She's a relatively new mom, so she's at a different stage of life from me, but she blogs old-school, and I'm mesmerized:  tons of photographs, tons of lovely, dreamy thoughts.  I forgot what that was like, and she makes me want to do it more.

•  How musical taste evolved.  Grab your headphones for this -- you'll want to listen as you watch the graph change when you hit play.

•  And finally, for today's soundtrack, a sweet new love song from JohnnySwim.  I shared it on my Facebook page earlier this week, but I love how they look at each other as they sing this song, so I had to share it here, too.  It feels like we snuck into their living room to watch them practice.

Grab a cuppa and click here or the image below to watch:


Have a great weekend, friends.  May it be filled with love.