"If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life."
- Albert Camus
Firstly, this woman has such a radiance about her. Secondly, Abc Kitchen is heaven.
I'll be back in the city come Sunday afternoon and I am so looking forward to the urban
culture and dirty streets that make up the mere bones of New York City.
The food, the people, late night walks through the Meatpacking District,
memories of experiences past -
I can't imagine ever hating life there.
I'm looking forward to Billy's for red velvets,
Bread for the quirky folks behind the counter, and Prada for being fabulous.
I want to write a little bit about courage. I have come to believe that there is a
great attachment between courage and limitation... Where we may have all of the
opportunity in the world we become hindered by our inability to decide. Left or right,
red or black, Toronto or London become too open, too available, so doable they are undoable
because we lose touch with what we really want and need and challenge ourselves
by attempting to take in everything at once - impossible.
Where we become challenged by the limitations placed before us we
must learn to define our aspirations and work toward reaching them.
It is the ride through the unknown and the obstacles which we
have to overcome along the way that help us to
better understand ourselves and our abilities. We can't be courageous without choosing
and we can't choose without being confined to an extent.
This is a lesson that has taken me a long time to recognize. I think
that we have to be placed in a situation where our full
participation is demanded; we have to come to understand our
place in our own lives and the importance of our own actions
in our growth. Further, we have to realize our own independence because otherwise,
we become lost under the wing of our supporters.
Courage is waking up in the morning and pushing our boundaries,
moving closer to our goals with every breath we take.
Courage is, I would like to think, saying what we
want to say, doing what we want to do, and expressing our
abilities and creativity with vibrant confidence.
It is wittingly approaching life the way we see fit.