I’ve done a Monthly Meanderings for a real long time. It’s a way for me to be your internet tour guide show you all the things I’ve read / heard / watched recently. Until next time keep in touch on Facebook & Instagram or maybe explore the archive of my podcast or read my book.
-Listening to this made me really happy. Half way through I started it over just because I didn’t want it to be over. Just hearing his voice instantly calms me.
Things specifically I gleaned from it:
“I try to orient my life in a spiritual context.”
The concept of résumé virtues vs. eulogy virtues – trying to focus more on eulogy virtues rather than the résumé ones.
-Meditation gets you back to the eulogy virtues because the ego is a bully that is going to lead you to the résumé ones. You know it’s the ego if it is loud, all about yourself and not extending beyond your own gratification in any specific moment.
-Heard from the person above that this musical is supposed to be really great. Have you seen it?
-Josh’s latest Museletter. I loved every word as per usual. Sign up. Trust.
-Carrie Fisher seemed way cool. Although I’ll admit I really only realized this after her death. But I loved this Fresh Air tribute episode with her, and this quote she said toward the end really stuck with me. Terry asked her about consequences to over-sharing and this was her flawless answer which haunts me and I agree with fully:
“oh I do over-share and I sometimes marvel that I do it. But it’s my way of trying to understand myself. I don’t know I get it out of my head. It creates community when you talk about private things and you can find other people that have the same things, otherwise I felt very lonely with the issues I had but when I shared about it I found others had them too.”
-My mom got me this inspiring little book for Christmas and I think it’s really cool.
-A very good article.
-I’ve happily been seeing quite a few movies lately and actually highly recommend all of them…
- If you haven’t yet seen Moonlight you must. Run, don’t walk.
- I really enjoyed LaLaLand and listening to the soundtrack when I’m in the mood is the gift that keeps on giving.
- Just saw Jackie and thought it was so well done and captivating to see these historical events from her perspective. As someone who love and is fascinated by both history and the Kennedys I was super excited to see it.
- I heard Manchester By The Sea was amazing and I’ve listened to enough interviews about it that I really want to see that one too now… Have you seen the writer Kenny Lonergan’s early film You Can Count On Me? I want to watch that one soon too.
-I enjoyed this conversation of Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams as well.
-Speaking of conversation between women. I loved this one with this two.
-All 28 days of your cycle in 2 minutes.
-If you’re a RentHead like me you might like this. If you’re not, you’ll think it’s entirely cheesy.
-My 2016 gift guide in case you missed it and wanted to see it; or need to last minute buy for someone who unexpectedly bought for you and you didn’t know the two of you were on that level where you were exchanging…
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” -T.S. Eliot
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