“Overall, I think it’s a good time to have a girl in the 21st century because things are changing, with more opportunities for women. But girls are still the underdog, which means they’ll work harder, and everybody loves an underdog. The next Steve Jobs will totally be a chick, because girls are No. 2—and No. 2 always wins in America. Apple was a No. 2 company for years, and Apple embodies a lot of what have been defined as feminine traits: an emphasis on intuitive design, intellect, a strong sense of creativity, and that striving to always make the greatest version of something. Traditionally, men are more like Microsoft, where they’ll just make a fake version of what that chick made, then beat the shit out of her and try to intimidate everybody into using their product.”—Louis C.K (via drinkyourjuice)
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
My dad used to recite the last line of this poem to my sister and I before leaving on one of his long business trips. I remembered it while looking out into the woods in cold windy Ohio and missing my husband - It makes me feel comforted like curling up to a fire after skiing all day…
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
My mom & grandma just called me, they were in the car and heard my song on the radio in Boston and were so cute and excited and laughing because my nana hadn’t heard it yet…. But just as i started to feel really special and proud my mom said she wanted to read me something…. Chapter 44 of the Tao, about being content exactly where you are right now and not seeking more or needing more. Seems she didn’t want me to become attached to praise and adulation ;)
Anyway, it got me thinking and I looked it up and have been letting the words sink in…
Enjoy! And may you be content with all that you have right now, because I truly think that that is when the world will rush in to fill us up. Non attachment creates a space to receive. Now I just have to remember to live this.
Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu - chapter 44
Fame or self: Which matters more?
Self or wealth: Which is more precious?
Gain or loss; Which is more painful?
He who is attached to things will suffer much.
He who saves too much will suffer heavy loss.
A contented man is never disappointed,
He who knows when to stop does not find himself in trouble.
He will stay for ever safe.