It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.

Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.

I wanna be your setting lotion, hold your hair in deep devotion, Deep as the deep Atlantic ocean, that’s how deep is my devotion.

There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment.
A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. There will be nothing else to do and nothing else to pursue.
Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.

— Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Drink, don't drown

Dollywood - Raincheck:

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.

To know yet to think that one does not know is best; 
Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.
It is by being alive to difficulty that one can avoid it. 

In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?” 
― Gautama Buddha



Adventures In Cooking

let’s live here

You are not for sale

There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you will still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to everything.
- Yamamoto Tsunetomo



All of our final decisions are made in a state of mind that will not last - Marcel Proust