Warmth of the sun
Kisses my face, I close my eyes -
Whoosh! The petals fall…
The whole world walks through.
This busy old hood of mine.
It does not miss me. No. 📝
♏️ Sunday, March 30, 2014: You have invested a lot of time and energy into some kind of an endeavor that you once had high hopes for, Scorpio. All of your time and talent were honestly spent trying to make something happen. But by now you may be wondering whether it was a waste of your time. Still, though, with all that you poured into it, the thought of just quitting seems inconceivable. However, if you think you’ve gone as far as you can go, then it may be wiser to cut your losses now rather than investing even more of yourself in a lost cause. CONSIDER A CHANGE OF DIRECTION.
"…part of understanding what you said seemed to involve a mixture of guesswork and intuition, where the shading of facts meant more than the facts themselves."
Lesson #1: There is no such thing as miracles. It’s called HARD WORK.
Lesson #2: Be NICE + APPRECIATIVE to the sample room. They will get shit done for you. Even at the 11th hour.
Lesson #3: When Mercury’s in retrograde, expect anything & everything to go wrong. And in this case, get 3 snowstorms in a matter of a week. Delaying every single thing.
"You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on. Those are the things that define you."
Things are looking up & everything happens for a reason. I’m exactly where I’m meant to be.
As I sit here, on this beautiful September day, in Bryant Park enjoying the sun, it just occurred to me that perhaps 2013 is inevitably my year. I’ve quit my dead end job, gone to España & Italia, started a new job, and will soon be moving into my own place - in the East Village/Union Square. Isn’t that SOMETHING. There’s just one more thing. But everything’s falling into place & life is good.
"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." -Nelson Mandela
"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind." - CS Lewis
“The summer memory that just never dies | We worked too long and hard to give it no time” - daft punk
"Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future." -Daphne Rose Kingma
Brewing this #caffé I bought from #Castroni in a #mokapot. ☕ Stumbling upon this specialty shop at that moment was a gem. Finding out later it sells its own beans was my dream come true during my last evening in #Roma. #coffee #coffeebeansfromitaly #rome #italy #yesimaddicted #italiawithdrawal #atleastibroughtsomehomewithme
GPOYW: monkeying around in broccoli trees edition
"He smiled understandingly - much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life… It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby