I have been fortunate to have traveled through much of the world and am always inspired when I leave the US. A couple years ago I took a trip to southern Africa to get involved with a wonderful organization that installs shallow wells for African Villages who have never had access to clean, fresh water before. Very exciting stuff. African people are extraordinary and special. For work I am working on an entrepreneurial venture that gives presenters the ability to add highly effective cartoon humor, quotes, and graphics to their presentations and social media campaigns.
I enjoy walks in the east bay parks, trips to the coastal beaches and taking time to slow down. I have had to deal with my fair share of life lessons learned. I'm doing the best I can to learn and grow from them.
I am looking to start a friendship with a creative, attractive, perceptive, self aware, slender, playful woman with a nice sense of humor who makes me laugh and whom I do the same for. You love being in Paris and taking a train through Italy and wondering why would you ever leave. You are fascinated with the mystery of life. Taking pure pleasure in the experience of being alive is not uncommon for you. Maybe I'm asking too much. The truth is, I want to have my cake, and eat it too. We can eat it together.
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
Have fun with your body, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.
Homer Simpson to a group of aliens:
“Don’t eat me! I have a wife and children! Eat them.”
Remember that more than 3 billion people live on $2 a day or less.
Here is my favorite poem:
Hokusai says look carefully.
He says pay attention, notice.
He says keep looking, stay curious.
He says there is no end to seeing.
He says look forward to getting old.
He says keep changing,
you just get more who you really are.
He says get stuck, accept it, repeat
yourself as long as it's interesting.
He says keep doing what you love.
He says keep praying.
He says everyone of us is a child,
every one of us is ancient,
every one of us has a body.
He says every one of us is frightened.
He says everyone of us has to find
a way to live with fear.
He says everything is alive-
shells, buildings, people, fish,
mountains, trees. Wood is alive.
Water is alive
Everything has its own life.
Everything lives inside us
He says live with the world inside you.
He says it doesn't matter if you draw,
or write books. It doesn't matter
if you saw wood, or catch fish.
It doesn't matter if you sit at home
and stare at the ants on the veranda
or the shadows of the trees
and the grasses in the garden.
It matters that you care.
It matters that you feel.
It matters that you notice.
It matters that life lives
Contentment is life living through you.
Joy is life living through you.
Satisfaction and strength
is life living through you.
Peace is life living through you.
He says don't be afraid.
Don't be afraid
Look, feel, let life take you
by the hand
Let life live through you.
If Hokusai's beautiful words felt like a breath of fresh air then this extraordinary video will bring you home