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Cultivate The Habit Of Zest

Cultivate the habit of zest. Purposefully seek out the beauty in the seemingly trivial. Especially in the trivial. The colors and shapes of the foods you eat. The shadows a vase makes on your table. The interesting faces of the people on the bus with you. - Karen Salmansohn

I snapped the image above with my iPhone (remember, the best camera is the one that you have with you) on my daily walk. A play of light and shadows, tree branches over a parking spot.

Lost Without You

Orange Bakgrund - Version6

It’s Friyay! Here are a few things I’m loving at the momet.

Favorite Song:  Lost Without You by Freya Ridings, an English  singer-songwriter. 

Favorite TV Series: Star Trek: Picard, expected to premiere late 2019. The series is set 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), and focuses on Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the next chapter of his life. Captain Picard is back and I can’t wait!


Favorite Bookshop: Zhongshuge Bookstore in Chongqing, China. Mind-bending architecture based on optical illusions that looks like something from Inception (a movie that I love, by the way).

Austin Kleon

Favorite Quote: I know a million people have said this before, but: Discipline is easier if it comes from a deep desire. Even easier still if it comes from a deep love. - Austin Kleon on Twitter.

Spring reflections by Martin Podt on

Favorite Photo: Spring Reflections by Martin Podt.

Have a great Friday and week-end, y’all!

Fragmentary Blue


Why make so much of fragmentary blue

In here and there a bird, or butterfly,

Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye,

When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?


Since earth is earth, perhaps, not heaven (as yet)—

Though some savants make earth include the sky;

And blue so far above us comes so high,

It only gives our wish for blue a whet.

by Robert Frost (1874–1963)

Haiku Tuesday: Departing Spring

Reflections by Mihaela Limberea

I have caught up departing Spring

Here at the Bay of Waka-no-ura.

by Basho

Translation by Asataro Miyamori

We Are Buried In Broken Dreams

Orange Bakgrund - Version6

I can’t believe it’s Friday again, this week has passed by at lightspeed. Let’s have a look at some favorite things I found on the big internet, shall we? 


Favorite Artist: Ruelle, the stage name of Margaret "Maggie” Eckford,  American electronic pop singer-songwriter. 

Favorite Ruelle Song 1: The Other Side. The title of this post comes from this song.

Favorite Ruelle Song 2: I Get To Love You. Ruelle wrote this song for her own wedding.

Vasco da Gama Bridge by Marius Kastečkas on

Favorite Photo: Vasco da Gama Bridge by Marius Kastečkas

Favorite ”Behind the Scenes” Video: The Art Assignment on Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

Did you find something you liked? Let me know in the comments!

Haiku Tuesday: The Skylark

Green Leaves by Mihaela Limberea

The lark sings through the long spring day,

But never enough for its hearts’ content.

by Basho

Translation by Asataro Miyamori

Head In The Dust, Feet In The Fire


It’s always such a joy discovering new music! I’ve recently stumbled over Fleurie, the stage name of Lauren Strahm, a 28-years old American. 

She has released three albums so far: Portals, 2018; Love and War, 2016; and Fear & Fable, 2016. Her songs have been featured in Marvel's Cloak & DaggerPretty Little LiarsScream, and Shadowhunters (the rabbit hole entry for me).

The post title? Head In The Dust, Feet In The Fire - it comes from the lyrics of ”Soldier” (from the album Love and War).

Haiku Tuesday: The Moon Of Tonight

Full Moon

The moon of this night makes

All fields and mountains bald.

by Ransetsu

Translation by Asataro Miyamori

The Fairest Thing We Can Experience Is The Mysterious

Millesgården, Stockholm

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He who does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a sniffed-out candle.

Albert Einstein

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