It was while we were on a Segway tour of Oakland that I saw this Christmas tree being installed. I found it odd that they'd place it so close to palm trees. Everyone knows that palms and pines don't mix.
But the contrast is beautiful. Like the contrast of laughter after tears, or peace following conflict.
I'm going to stop trying to make sense of this and just enjoy it for what it is: beautiful.
My friend (Edward Viljoen) found a cache of ancient photos and he's posting them in stealth.
This one was snapped in the summer of 1991. I was 25 and had my whole life in front of me. What I recall about that time, though, was how scared I was ... scared that I'd get old, scared that I wouldn't get old, scared I'd be alone without family or friends, scared I'd never make it ... whatever "it" was.
I'm smiling at the thought of Edward in the year 2035 posting a photo of me today. Maybe I'll look back on my 47-year old self and think, "Dang! You still had your whole life ahead of you!"
I was sitting behind Jess Fiedler while Gypsy Soul sang at Center for Spiritual Living in San José yesterday. I was inspired by the music, for sure. But when Jess raised her smart phone to record the performance, something in me burst with happiness. Her joy became my joy. I'm still humming that tune...
This is the Science of Mind symbol made out of sticks and twigs. It was on the ground at Asilomar conference grounds in Pacific Grove, CA. I don't know who made it, but I'm glad that they did. I love anonymous displays of beauty.