I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up ships.
“I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that - I don’t mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down 3 things that made you happy today before you go to sleep”, and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position - it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.” — Hugh Mackay
waiting for boys. always.
rena came to town!
hiked the butte in eugene
shot the shadows on stars show
the honey badger
darby and a dog
op's taking swim lessons!
dex sure missed me on my trip
grady and I on birthday campout
back to work with these monkeys
gettin our nails did
D on the beach
shwoods in the sun
darby is back from australia!!!
one of the coolest gifts ever
the cutest thing I ever did see
layin in the water
morning at the beach!
follow along : hellolately
par·a·chute[par-uh-shoot] noun, verb, -chut·ed, -chut·ing.
a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device for allowing a person, to float down safely through the air from a great height.