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and there are a lot of leaves already.
I could rake and get a head start.
The boy’s summer toys need to be put
in the basement. I could clean it out
or fix the broken storm window.
When Eli gets home from Sunday school,
I could take him fishing. I don’t fish
but I could learn to. I could show him
how much fun it is. We don’t do as much
as we used to do. And my wife, there’s
so much I haven’t told her lately,
about how quickly my soul is aging,
how it feels like a basement I keep filling
with everything I’m tired of surviving.
I could take a walk with my wife and try
to explain the ghosts I can’t stop speaking to.
Or I could read all those books piling up
about the beginning of the end of understanding…
Meanwhile, it’s such a beautiful morning,
the changing colors, the hypnotic light.
I could sit by the window watching the leaves,
which seem to know exactly how to fall
from one moment to the next. Or I could lose
everything and have to begin over again.

Philip Shultz

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”

Edward Abbey

What more can you do in life but reach out with both your hands at whatever comes nearest to you and hold on until all your fingers are broke.

William Goldman

1. Just do the job right the first time.

2. Preparation is the most important part of any task.

3. Only spend what you make.

4. Never, ever, hesitate to give a compliment.

5. Think about who you are disrespecting by multi-tasking.

6. Read the instructions.

7. Society is actually a good thing.

8. Make lists.

9. Stuff works out: the door will open.

10. Wash your vegetables.

11. Quality over quantity, every time.

12. Love relentlessly.

13. Don’t look out, look in.

14. Morning pages are the solution to any on-going problem.

15. Never lose a holy curiousity. Start at the public library. 🙂

1. Have 20 amazing sustainable cards

2. Bake my own vegan bread

3. Have a photo studio in my room

4. Make vegan tempura vegetables

5. Get tan

6. Perfect a vegan ceasar dressing

7. Go on a wild hike and make a killer wild flower bouquet

8. Save for a large format camera

9. Have the photo retouching website up

10. Decide the  if/when/where/how in the next step of school

"You want to exercise your will, bend the language your way, bend the world your way. You want to control the flow of impulses, images, words, faces, ideas. But there's a higher place, a secret aspiration. You want to let go. You want to lose yourself in language, become a carrier or messenger. The best moments involve a loss of control. It's a kind of rapture, and it can happen with words and phrases fairly often-completely surprising combinations that make a higher kind of sense, that come to you out of nowhere." Don Delillo, in an interview