Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The sound of English.

Good morning!  

I'm in bed drinking my apple cider tea procrastinating 
before I must bolt out of bed and get on with my Wednesday.

Have you ever wondered what English sounds like to foreigners?  This short film using fake English shows you exactly that! It's brilliantly done so you can see how you would perceive the English language if you didn't know English. Fascinating!

Have a lovely day. :)

photo source: here and here

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

And then I stop.

Hello!  Oh my goodness you guys, I've somehow picked up three more followers and haven't even been posting! Welcome. :)

 The days keep on coming and flying so fast that sometimes I have so many things on my mind I must remember to stop, and breathe it all out.  In my attempt to hold on and control I keep forgetting to let go because it's not until you let go that life is free to go in the direction you want it to.

And when I pause... 
I'm so happy to live in a world where Octobers exist. :)

Focusing on the things I've loved lately: the taste of hot tea slightly burning my tongue, the scent of chimney smoke rising into crisp air and through rustling pines, the billowing clouds above hinting of great storms to come later, and the crunch of leaves under my brown boots.  We need to slow down from the running and just stop to look and listen to what's happening around us.

"But it keeps on coming and I just stop."

Photo source: here

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

One of my favorite quotes of all time from someone I've always admired;
he was a brilliant, innovative, visionary, creative soul with incredible inspiration to share about taking chances, following your heart, and believing in the great potential of a vision long before the dream became a reality. 
 I'm quite saddened by his death tonight.

"Remembering that I'l be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.  Because almost everything- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is important.  Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.  You are already naked.  There is no reason not to follow your heart.  
Stay hungry.  Stay Foolish." 

R.I.P. Steve Jobs. 
 Your incredible impact on our world will never be forgotten.