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13 Thursday Poolside

13pool.jpg1. For me, reading and writing are so intertwined that I can’t read a book without a pen in hand to mark the lines I like, and I can’t write without reading each line out loud to hear how they sound.

2. Whether it is a crescent sliver or gloriously full, we know we are only observing a facet of the same spherical moon. ~ On aging – from Goddesses in Older Woman.

3. And ~ Think of yourself as the main character in a novel or motion picture that is being written by the choices you make or the roles you play and by whether you are committed to your own story.

4. A Huey Lewis drug: One of my favorite parts of road trip traveling is holding my face towards the sun while the car is zooming down the highway. With my eyes closed I see every color of the rainbow in strobe light fast motion as the sun flicks in and out of the trees.

5. The passage I’m using in meditation this week is by Lao Tzu: Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.

6. We’re on vacation in Florida but when I close my eyes to meditate it doesn’t matter what country, state or season I’m in.

7. Poolside soundtrack to go with #6 is THIS.

8. Number 7 is best sung dunked down low in the middle of the Jacuzzi where the acoustics are good.

9. My blog friend Gary sent me a link to THIS link because he thought I would like it. He was right!

10. Drinking from a plastic cup instead of glass is like eating hydrogenated margarine when you could be eating real butter.
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11. While on vacation we’ve seen a glass house, a crooked house, and psychedelic Ferris wheel HERE.

12. Florida is a long way from Obama’s Inauguration in D.C. (and many degrees warmer). Although I didn’t attend, I watched it on TV, and I felt the same kind of solidarity when I voted with my body six years ago, marching on Washington on another cold January day to protest the starting of the Iraq War HERE.

13. Watch Joe and I being serenaded at Mama Della’s Italian restaurant in Portofino Bay at Universal Studios by all songs moon HERE.

Poolside is on the cool side today. More 13 Thursdays are HERE.

Comments

great list and thoughts

Oh, my dad is like you.(At least about your number 1) Until I moved out, I had to read books with underlined or highlighted text. Happy TT!

You're making me really wish I had a jacuzzi.

#4 totally gave me a flashback!!!

I used to love Champagne that much that I could drink it out of everything, even from a plastic cup, lol !

I never write in my books. It's like graffiti on something holy. I have always thought that was a weird way for me to look at it, but there you go.

I used to love Champagne that much that I could drink it out of everything, even from a plastic cup, lol !

10, I agree. mellow yellow butter.
Lao Tzu is a wise one. those are good reminders from the old teacher.

I always have a pad of paper beside me when I read a book. I love finding 'new to me' words. Fun list. Happy T13!

I do the same thing...read with pen or marker in hand. Started this habit in college and have never stopped.

Great TT!
Happy TT!
TT # 23 Thorni is SFR!

Another great TT, but we miss you at home.
PS Boy did that Huey Lewis song bring me back and the psychedelic ferris wheel was pretty fascinating too!!

That Florida building looks a bit crooked. I seem to remember there is another one around there that is actually upside down.

Oh, no. We should have kept looking. I heard that too but thought the crooked house was what was meant by upside down.

I found it! Here: http://lh3.ggpht.com/_P5TMT9wTClU/R_qkUb7D5ZI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/ZNs5frZgFis/Dsc01226.jpg

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