Each of these could be a whole post, but my brain is still spinning and reeling from a whirligig week of yoga, book club, choir rehearsal, babysitting and drinks with friends (can you tell we’re a childless couple?). My Monkey Mind has been chattering and dancing and leaping in even more confusion than usual! Here are a few branches on which it has settled, briefly but happily, over these past few days.
For the Heart:
Read this article about Mr. Rogers. For years I avoided learning anything more about him, for fear that he was a fiend in real life, but it seems that he really and truly was Mr. Rogers. I’m glad somebody got to be.
For the Eyes:
Ever since I bought this book with my employee discount at the Harvard Coop and read this book which I stole from my mother (and which she has since stolen back), I have wanted to go to the Holi festival in India. Come with me! Look at these images, watch this video. People can be so beautiful.
For the Ears:
This has been in my head, on and off, for months. The original was good, the cover was great, the tribute is amazing. It may not be your thing, but you will not be able to deny the excellence of Bruno Mars singing Amy Winehouse’s ‘Valerie’ at the VMAs. Enjoy! Bonus points if you try the dance moves!
For the Pen… the Keyboard? Hmmm… For to Sign:
Please read this, think about it and hopefully decide that you would like to sign this petition to support the Student Loan Forgiveness Act. I am greatly in favor of this for many reasons, partly because it seems just and partly because it seems practical. Here’s a helpful explanation of the history of (the draconian laws governing) student loans that I heartily recommend (I’ll give you a clue… it’s Capitalism’s fault!).
Well, that should keep us busy until next time! Enjoy!