Sunday, July 1, 2012

Summers are for relaxing

I think.

Extra points for a great oceanside view, inspiring art pieces, wild flowers, and twisty pine trees. Weekends are extra busy here at Haslla Art World. I'm banned from the restaurant today because I'm in shorts- I wanted to give little Slla a bath this morning.

View of the art shop overlooking little stone sculptures from Kenya

I took this picture a while back but today I learned (TIL) that the sculpture in the background became a "wish tree" inadvertently when some guests wrote their wishes on a napkin and stuck it on the branch.

The hotel in the distance from the piney walk path

I got tutored yesterday on how to properly use a DLSR. He is also a super chef classically trained in Italy. From now on my pictures will might be a little bit better.

The entire month of June has passed and I'm scratching my head trying to remember what I did this past month. I read a ton and took many walks with Appa Kim by the river. I also ate a ton of Korean food. It is now properly July and what am I trying to accomplish?

Here's a passage from Tuesdays with Morrie. Also relevant because I can see the waves crashing in at the corner of my eye:

This is about a little wave, bobbling along in the ocean, having a grand old time.

He's enjoying the wind and the fresh air - until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. 'My God, this is terrible,' the wave says 'look what's going to happen to me!'

Then along comes another wave.
It sees the first wave, looking grim, and it says to him, "why do you look so sad?"
The first wave says. "You don't understand! We are all going to crash!
All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn't it terrible?"

The second wave says,
"No, you don't understand. You are not a wave, you're part of the ocean."

Keeping the bigger picture in mind. Relaxing must also be a way of living.

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