Between the horrors of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, the nonsense of a Kentucky Court Clerk’s refusal to issue marriage certificates to same-sex partner applicants and the thought that Donald Trump could ever become the next President of the US – it’s been a week of: “how the hell did we get here?”. So, I thought a little lightness was in order.
1. This Dad. Making his family smile, working with the perfect sidekick – his little son Ben. Watch their exploits here.
2. This gentle response to criticism by American horror author Shirley Jackson: “If you don’t like my peaches, don’t shake my tree”.
3. This comic book version of Max Ehrmann’s ‘Desiderata’: beautifully illustrated by Zen Pencils’ Gavin Aung Than. A timely reminder that “Many Fears are born of Fatigue and Loneliness”
(see the full piece at the wonderful Zen Pencils)
4. This alternative to always being right. Katherine Schultz on the rewards found in being wrong: “…..the rediscovery of wonder. And to me, if you really want to rediscover wonder, you need to step outside of that tiny, terrified space of rightness and look around at each other and look out at the vastness and complexity and mystery of the universe and be able to say, “Wow, I don’t know. Maybe I’m wrong.” Watch her ted talk here. Find her book here.
5. This take on how to find stillness in Meditation by Jack Kerouac.