song: "that's just what you are" by aimee mann
i suddenly remembered this song the other night. love the loopy drums.
"We don't have to attend every argument to which we're invited."--unknown
think of arguments as barbaric lures to what's sure to be a crappy event and decline without regret.
"the latest science of well-being shows that transcending, not enhancing, the self is the most powerful and direct pathway to contentment and inner peace."
want to know more? read "The Surprising Benefits of a Quiet Ego" on quietrev.com, a site co-founded by Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.
when's the last time you thought about patterns?
that's about to change. enter Patternalia: An Unconventional History of Polka Dots, Stripes, Plaid, Camouflage, & Other Graphic Patterns by Jude Stewart.
the book takes you on a journey through stories behind textile patterns we've known, and probably taken for granted, our entire lives.
my favorite passage from the fastcompany interview with Stewart is on polka dots, which were "symbols of supernatural potency and moral uncleanliness before they adorned itsy-bitsy bikinis and sundresses." that explains my enduring love for them.