Thursday, October 25, 2012

failing, falling, finding

julie turley sent me these grey chevron with silver metallic fleck tights.  i busted them out yesterday. the dress is from julie turley, too.  one of my favorite dresses.
i had a lot of time to think today on my commute to the university of utah.  on the way up, traffic was so bad that it took two hours, door to door, and on the way down, a five-car accident made the commute at least ninety minutes.

so, while deeply breathing and trying not to feel too trapped or resentful at the universe, i pondered some of the gems i gleaned from michael lee, some of which i've been working on for a while now, and some that were new to me, and made me laugh at their delightfully absurd truths.

1) do today today.  why is it so hard not to live for tomorrow, or not to constantly hike back to yesterday?

2) look for excellence in bad things.  professor lee spoke of a really bad movie that he once saw, and of his decision to look for the excellence in it.  he found it.

3) embrace failure.  i even thought, hey, what about actually seeking failure?  what would that look like?  it could look like taking big risks, or maybe it would involve letting things go--enjoying and being rather than striving?  i can't totally imagine this, but it's something to think about.

it's blessed thursday night!  i'm so happy!

legwear: black pleather jeans.  wow.  so comfortable and warm.  who knew?

inspiration: stuck in traffic

looking forward: to yoga tomorrow


  1. Oooh, the tights look great! I take it the size worked out. We need to do a giveaway soon.