Archive for October, 2010
I love it when someone mistakes my prematurely gray hair for a fancy frosted dye job.
I live in a college town, where I tend to think a lot about the seamy underside of everything. Because I work in violence prevention and mental health. And because I hate football. (And, let’s be honest, because I’m the kind of person who needs a gratitude blog.)
But this fall I’ve been really enjoying a new feeling, that I get to live in a town where thousands of people are dedicated to teaching and learning. Where we have these gorgeous halls built for studying new ideas and inventing new things. Where I can imagine that I’m at Princeton with Michelle Obama or Oxford with Bertie Wooster.
My friend Kevin in San Francisco has been photographing a neighborhood dog for over a year. I love the pictures — here’s one.
You can see the whole series here.
Today I’m grateful that my emotional weather front has moved on. Yesterday I was aching and sick and miserable, today I woke up happy and healthy. My brain would like to get involved in the process, analyzing and assessing and figuring out why I felt bad, why I feel better.
But my body overrode that impulse this morning, and suggested that instead we run the dog in the frost covered field, and work out with Iggy Pop before the work day started.
This too shall pass!