Jane and I are not doing our morning talk today, and will each walk with a friend instead. It is curious because our 7:00 time was our meditation time. We spoke, wrote, read, but now, in trying to cohere this book we work hard in a left-brain way to see what works. I think we are finding that exhausting, so have chosen to give ourselves a week break and I am realizing what a relief that is. We will still work on the book, but alone and in our own time. We have been so diligent about our schedule and that is key, and, as I say, I am looking forward to a walk to Tennessee Valley beach.
Chris sent me a wonderful gift that arrived yesterday. I had mentioned that I am unable to read like I used to, so this is a book of photographs of wonderful libraries. If you are looking for a holiday gift for a friend who loves books, this may be it. It is called Libraries and the photographs are by Candida Hofer, and there is an essay by Umberto Eco. The book is not light, and it is a delight.
I recommend it, and enjoyment of another incredible day.
"The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are."
- Thomas Dreier,