As of late I have been viewing pictures of places I’ve been, but not my pictures. They are stunning pictures that photographers or even just average person (that got lucky) took. Then, I get upset that I never took the time or put in the effort to take a “pretty” picture. Heck I’m lucky if I even have nice shot in any city I’ve explored. After a few moments of loathing I take an eternal step back and think; why are you so upset? You experienced these places, you ate the food, rode the trains, saw the Mona Lisa in REAL LIFE! So what if you picture of the Mona Lisa has 15 heads and a security guard in it. In your mind you remember how small it really was and how it took what seemed like an eternity to get to see her. (and then leaving directly after finding her in the huge Louve.) Being a person whom loves art, culture, creativity, and anything that looks or feels amazing, I love to produce anything that looks or feels amazing. But sometimes you have to just set the camera/iPhone aside and just live the real experience.
“Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you now you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you with you had back”—
Mitch Albom (For one more day)
The best books are the ones that you read and feel like your the main character.
The Salvador Dali Museum of St. Petersburg Florida has officially opened the doors of this stunning new building on the waters of the Tampa Bay. The new museum has replaced another that housed a massive collection of Dali’s works for nearly 30 years, but was not itself indicative of the artist’s wild imagination.
Festus, woo hoo! Never heard of it - what’s so great about Festus? Well, it’s only 30 miles from St Louis, that’s pretty cool… And what’s so great about St Louis? Oh nothing… just a little thing called: it’s my hometown! Yeah! :)
“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”—
The Art of Manliness has written a “cliff notes” version of Tom Brokaw’s best-seller The Greatest Generation and is a must read for everyone. In short, it itemizes the guy code of that generation. Very cool!
Lesson 1: Take Personal Responsibility for Your Life Lesson 2: Be Frugal Lesson 3: Be Humble Lesson 4: Love Loyally Lesson 5: Work Hard Lesson 6: Embrace Challenge Lesson 7: Don’t Make Life So Damn Complicated