My nose wrinkles when I laugh; I drive by Braille; I don't make very good coffee, nor can I spell...my dog likes me.
I use to read mostly nonfiction business books for example Jim Collins, and Chip and Dan Heath or Kahneman. Lately, I am reading more fiction and some historical non-fiction such as "Boys in the Boat" or "Unbroken."
I enjoy the NY Times. Here is an appropriate to OK quote from a David Brooks editorial: "Data struggles with the social. Your brain is pretty bad at math (quick, what’s the square root of 437), but it’s excellent at social cognition. People are really good at mirroring each other’s emotional states, at detecting uncooperative behavior and at assigning value to things through emotion. Computer-driven data analysis, on the other hand, excels at measuring the quantity of social interactions but not the quality....Therefore, when making decisions about social relationships, it’s foolish to swap the amazing machine in your skull for the crude machine on your desk."
I am glad we have hot water.
I think about more adventures…possibly living overseas for a period, maybe NYC, more travel (though I have been to all seven continents.)
There is something wonderful about caring for another, trying to make their life easier, more enjoyable. Now that the kids are mostly gone I miss having an outlet for those impluses. I am perfectedly capable of being tired and preoccupied on occasion but life is best when I have the ease and energy to be focused on others. It would be heavenly to feel safe enough to be completely authentic and in love enough to be effortlessly generous.