These are the next pair of socks I'm knitting. I found the pattern, Tequila Phoenix, at Knitty (here.) I'm planning to use a yarn I already own, a burgundy tweed, but I am certainly tempted by the KPPPM 621.
I made it through a whole weeks worth of the NYTimes Crossword. The crossword today was relatively easy with just a few tricky bits. My two favorite words bon ton and amerce -- couldn't help but think about punishing the fashionable elite with an arbitrary fine. Perhaps they already punish themselves... who pays $3295 for a purse?
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. ~ Marcus Aurelius
Nothing is good or bad but our thinking makes it so. ~ William Shakespeare
The above quotations illustrate the practice today: Begin to make a distinction between the reality of a given event...and your interpretation of it.
I've been trying to work on not getting "riled" up by things -- stay positive and not drift into the negative. Breaking the habit of how I react to things is the key. For years I've had a mantra of 'mind the gap' - the 'gap' between stimulus and response - I suppose now I need to slip a reality filter on it.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Posted by Kim at 6:44 PM