“You are here to allow the divine purpose of the universe to unfold”. That’s how important you are – Eckhart Tolle
To me this quote explains life down to it’s core roots. The life we live is full of choices; some good, some bad but each it’s own. No matter what choices we make, we never quite deviate to far off the spiral. There is a rhythm at which every living entity vibrates in. Not to say that our lives are predestined but I personally can’t help but feel like some unknown force keeps me grounded. It makes sure I don’t wander too far off the path. Perhaps there is purpose for my life beyond my daily activities.
When I was a kid, every summer my grandma would take all five of us grand kids out garage sale’n. We loved it, what’s more fun that ravaging through people old smelly shit that they no longer want. You had to get there early though because if you got there after 10am all the good stuff was gone and you were left with used underwear and ties your grandfather wouldn’t even wear. I remember one time my brother walked up to a garage sale (he was probably 7 or 8) and said “Man, look at all this junk”. Right in front of the home owner. I’m sure my grandma was pretty embarrassed but you couldn’t help but laugh. Good times.
Growing up in a small mid-western town I could always count on scavenging through peoples old junk. To them maybe junk, to me a trip into the past. An opportunity to travel through time and explore the tools that shaped the world into what it is today. I used to love going out with my mom to old towns like Hutchinson, KS and exploring the local antique shops. This past June my mom and I traveled out to her home town Crown Point, Indiana. What an adventure that was going ravishing through the old shops in the town square. This town is so old and outdated I think people are still using telegraph machines. I love it. It just reminds me of a simpler time in my life when things weren’t quite so confusing. Thanks for sharing a piece of your history mom.
Farmers markets are the best thing since deep fried turkey. Make sure you support you local community by buying local produce at local farmers markets. You’re guaranteed to get fresh, all natural, organic food. The best part is your helping feed your local economy and you know exactly what’s going inside your body. No preservatives, no GMO’s and no politicians telling you what to eat. So hi-five to farmers markets.
L.A. is having a logo contest for a huge city project – Greenway 2020. They’re working on building a greenway through L.A.’s River with the intention of cleaning it up and making the city more green. Their goal is to have the project finished by 2020 (hint the name). They’ll be bike paths all the way to the ocean. Here’s my design in color and black/white.