The message is clear: regular doses of awe may be vital to our wellbeing and make us nicer people. But these discoveries come at a time when society is becoming less awe-friendly. (The Guardian)
Can You Think Yourself Young?
I think I can. I think I can. I think . . .
Sometimes, don’t pay so much attention (Scientific American).
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.”
— Martha Graham
Just over 20 years old, this field has captivated the world with its hopeful promises — and drawn critics for its moralizing, mysticism, and serious commercialization. (Vox)
Beck is one of the leading advocates for adaptive climbing in the United States. She believes we have not yet seen how far adaptive climbers can take the sport. “I don’t know what the real limit is,” she says.
I bow to you Maureen Beck! “Adaptive climbing; Shmadaptive climbing.” You “out climb” me in every way. I get nervous climbing too high in trees. I’m OK with that. Sending you an awesome sized big hug. Yes, a hug that would elicit both wonder and terror–not unlike climbing a sheer thousand-foot cliff. I hope you find no limits!
I have loved olives for as long as I can remember — thanks, mom. I have had most every variety at some point or another. Also, if you stuff a soft cheese into an olive invite me over. But it was not until five or six years ago that I had sauteed olives at a little wine bar in the Sea-Tac Airport. As this article suggests, I too discovered I had never really eaten olives optimally until that moment.