I haven’t had any profound thoughts or words of wisdom lately. I haven’t even had much by way of non-profound thoughts or words. At least that’s how it feels. Not that there hasn’t been altogether too much tragedy and horror in the world lately; I just haven’t felt up to discussing it. I think about it, but I don’t want to talk about it.
~ I’ve been trying to be a little more present in my own life. By that I mean really paying attention to the people and events around me. There have been some problems in my family that I’m not going to discuss here, but it’s made me realize how withdrawn I’ve been. I haven’t been there for others for awhile now, and I need to change that.
~ I visited with Emily and Dustin in Manhattan last Friday. We went to the American Museum of Natural History, strolled through Central Park (where we saw hilarious street performers whose show was abruptly ended by park police before we could see the grand finale), and had a great meal at Applebee’s after an absurdly long wait.
~ I’ve re-read The Mortal Instruments series in preparation for the release of the next book on April 5th, one which I’ve been eagerly awaiting for months. That would be Cassandra Clare’s City of Fallen Angels. At the moment I’m re-reading the first book of the prequel trilogy (The Infernal Devices), Clockwork Angel. I’ll have to wait until Fall for the 2nd book, Clockwork Prince.
~ I played with the special effects features on my new phone’s camera. This one of Wheezy is pretty hysterical, so I thought I’d share: