Saturday, October 18, 2014

Be Where You Are, Philly Edition

As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.
(actually from Jack Kornfield, Buddha’s Little Instruction Book)

The past keeps knock knock knockin’ on my door
And I don’t want to hear it any more...
Lou Reed

The  greatest events—are not our noisiest, but our stillest hours.

...been feelin’ discontented with the city again....even this morning and afternoon, sittin’ reading a really interesting book I just got yesterday by Karl Ove Knausgaard with coffee and a smoothie...happy, for the most part, with that...but wishing I could be doing it in a little shack with big windows on an autumnal ridge, or by the ocean...any to one place, then, where the author talks about art, specifically Rembrandt, his brushstrokes and themes....with no pictures in the book, really wanted to look at a Rembrandt, myself, try to see what he was describing....not even thinking about Googling for some pixelated reproduction of a photograph of a painting, decided to get on my bike and ride over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see a real one....and, on the way there, thought: yeah, there really are some cool things about living in the big city...
*top image: Head of Christ, Rembrandt van Rijn, Philadelphia Museum of Art*


Joe said...

Struck a chord with me that one today.

Lydia said...

This is great. You are great. Thanks for the attitude adjustment!