Quinces first year (part 3)
Everybody wants to live longer, and I don’t know what that means “to live longer.”
Suppose you could live 10,000 years. Then what’s your urge to get out of bed the next morning? There’s no time pressure on you… to achieve… to accomplish… to love.
When you give flowers to a loved one on a special occasion, are they made of plastic so that they live forever? No. They’re made of… flower petals, there’s a pistil, there’s a stamen, there’s a stalk. And that will all die. And it’s the fact that it dies that empowers our emotions to appreciate it that much more.
So the finiteness of life forces me to appreciate every sunrise that I wake up every day. And if I live forever I don’t know that I would have those emotions or those feelings or that sense that the day awaits my energy."
Neil deGrasse Tyson, on life and death
And you owe it to yourself to watch his face as he says these words… such passion and spirit… video here. I adore this man.
I stole a bouquet of roses today and gained a children’s book. The author, Peter Sennhauser is a bartender at Hopvine, he is a lover and obviously a beautiful father if he wrote this book for his daughters. Go buy it, read it, talk to him, love him. ❤️ (at Hopvine Pub)
My dearest Morgan, I’m so proud of you and everything you’ve done. You are going to change the world with your beautiful heart. I love you so much! Here’s to you and African adventures!
Sautéed shrimp and vegetable pasta, fruit salad, and homemade apple turnovers. My papa taught me well
Poncho Sanchez with my Papa!!! So fantastic! (at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley)
A writer for the new york times interviewed a series of people who had survived jumping off the golden gate bridge. Every person she interviewed admitted that about two thirds of the way down, they realized that every seemingly meaningless problem that caused them to jump was fixable.
Every single one.
this gave me chills.
Reblogging this again because it matters.