I don't have much to say this week. My mind is elsewhere. I've been reading and watching and listening to a lot of news lately, and although I think it's important to stay well-informed, it can be so incredibly depressing. When hearing about the uprising in Egypt, the war in Libya, the tragedy in New Zealand, and our own comparably trivial troubles, including the protests in Wisconsin and our continued failed attempts at balancing the budget, it can be difficult to bring focus back on my own little life. But of course that is exactly what I should do. I can't control all the chaos in the world.
I also just finished the book, Say You're One of Them, by Uwem Akpan. It's fantastic, but only read it if you are okay with the fact that it will break your heart and haunt your dreams. It's simply painful to come to terms with the fact that so many children in the world face such tragedy.
I've also become rather disillusioned with the blogging world lately. I don't know - I think I'm just uninspired. While this mood lasts, I may cut back a bit on posting. Or rather, I'm going to post when I want to and not feel like I should put something out here every day. We'll see. I just went through the list that I follow and removed the ones that seem to post mainly about things. There are so many out there that want to tell me what to buy, or what I should think is cool, or that seem to be trying so hard to make money. I need to make sure I'm sticking with all the wonderful and inspiring and thoughtful blogs out there.
I realize this is a rather negative post, so let me leave you with a little dose of goodness...
'Reality Bites' was on last night, so I let myself get sucked in. This is exactly the type of nostalgic optimism I need. Love Ethan Hawke...
Isn't this gorgeous? I can't trace it back to the original source, though. Love it.