And so we turn towards simplicity. Towards sanity and good health, and that means early morning runs and healthy, home-cooked meals, fewer vices and better sleep.
It means long walks and longer talks, checking in every morning, and after work, and before bed. It means facing our problems (for me: job stress and anxiety) head-on, rationally, and knowing the difference between a worthy challenge and a waste of time.
Most of all, a turn towards simplicity means a turn towards each other, and towards what really matters in life–our well-being, our friends and family, our passions and interests, and our sense of wonder, inspiration, creativity and drive.
And yesterday it meant epic shopping: new wardrobes for new jobs, plus bags of books to feed our hungry minds. It meant a day trip to Tokyo, a shopping field trip, with burgers and fries and iced coffee and frequent pauses to observe/avoid the madness, plus a Sunday stroll through the park, and big plans for the future.
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It feels good to follow our own good advice.
I want that plate of goodness.
Seriously, whatever that yummy mess is, I want it.
Oh, it’s super easy. Soba noodles cooked in salty water, shrimp, butter, garlic, Provencal herbs, wild mushrooms cooked with onions in olive oil, topped with fresh cherry tomatoes. You could do it with your eyes closed.