Today I listened to a podcast interview with Pico Iyer, who talked about stillness. My favorite quote was how we are "rediscovering the urgency of slowing down". He did not say we need to get rid of our social media or all the devices we use, in fact he talked about how they have made our lives better and really more joyful. But now more than ever, we really need to take time for stillness. He talked about different ways we all might practice this. He also noted that years ago when you slipped away for a vacation, people wanted to know where you were going, and would often ohh and aww over your destination. Today however, people's eyes open wide with amazement and admiration, when you say you are going offline for a while. Something to ponder and think about.
a healthy check up for Basil and meds for the 4th, paying-it-forward at the drive thru at Starbucks, air conditioning (still), a good library run, signed up for a new photography class, watching the birds play in the birdbath (they must get hot too), lots of raspberries from the garden and shrimp for dinner.