Most of us would like to have everything we want and nothing that we don’t want.
That’s a great idea, but sometimes (should I say most of the time) it is not that simple.
Some of the things we want include or imply some of the things we don’t want.
When that happens how do we weight one against the other?
Writing on Starbucks
The Muse doesn’t show up just because you want her to. But sometimes you can help. Change place, change the time, change the topic. I’m thinking that noisy places without company work better for me – tram and coffeeshop (the smokeless ones) are two of the successfully tested. At this moment I was writing “Changing People”, to be published in Godless Faith.
Sometime I find myself spending time in useless things that I don’t really enjoy or zoning out and stay sitting somewhere bored.
In one of those moments I wrote the post Spending time for Godless Faith.
Almost nine o’clock. The sun is already high in the sky. It’s now hard to believe that in a month the sun will be raising after half past nine. But it will.
In a McDonald near you… OK, maybe not near you, but near me.
Any square in Amsterdam is a good place for a small performance. And often musics and other artists start their own show. This duo was performing next to the statue of Rembrandt in the Rembrandtplein in the cold end of the autumn afternoon of this 1st of November.
Not rarely “Red bull and Coca-cola” are my wakeup call, the joint of caffeine I need in the morning to open my eyes. This week I decided that it was a good idea to try the sugar free version of it.
On my table, refilled once a week or so.
Some places have a special light. Some have amazing dawn, others incredible sunsets, others… well, others like the Rembrandtplein are full of light at night. One of the central squares in Amsterdam, Rembrandtplein is where several clubs, bars and restaurants are, and that shows by the huge amount of bright neon and led panels you can see all around the square.
Sometime ago I was in one of the Asian supermarkets in Amsterdam’s Chinatown and found this cup, that I use for “tea” at work. It says:
Ten ways to good health
Less Alcohol, More Tea
Less Meat, More Vegetables
Less Salt, More Vinegar
Less Sugar, More Fruit
Less Eating, More Chewing
Less Words, More Action
Less Greed, More Giving
Less Worry, More Sleep
Less Driving, More Walking
Less Anger, More Laughter