When I lived in my last house, Weaver’s Cottage, I had a wise and lovely neighbor in her 90s who once said to me: “The thing about growing older, dear, is that you don’t ever stop being the age you were, you just add each new age to it. So I never envy the young, because I’m still twenty years old myself, and thirty, and forty, and so on. By the time you’re my age, you have so many selves to be, and draw upon, and enjoy, that I can only feel compassion for young people, who still have so very few.
You know those things about yourself that you’re self conscious of? Those quirks that you’re trying to hide? Those are not your weaknesses, those are your strengths.
I had to build my happiness on the foundation of my character; I had to acknowledge what really made me happy, not what I wished made me happy.
Anonymous asked: That photo you put up of some speaker... I'd just like to say that it doesn't make sense. The ten commandments aren't a list of absolutely everything you shouldn't do...... but they generally hit every topic. And what makes him think he has the right to judge that anyway...
That’s Louis CK. He’s a comedian. He’s pretty vulgar and sarcastic, but I find him quite funny.
“When you spend the majority of your time in and around your home you look at it a lot. There are days that you see it, but don’t really see it. And then there are days that you really see it and, if you’re anything like me, you find fault.”
(via Thy Hand Hath Provided: House Woes)
Good sound advice. There is some irony, however, in my posting this as good advice when I spend so much of my time looking at picture perfect rooms here on Tumblr!