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The mind can take a moment and recreate it for you if you practice. In this way, nothing ever ends, no one ever dies, and everything is right there in you --and all these snapshots become a scrapbook of your mysterious existence.

"There are no new waves. There is only the ocean."

lisa follows:
heartrl films (Films 2014)
notes (The Sandman Collection)
Marrie quotes (movie/tv/book/song/people i don't personally know lines)
James films (Seen 2014)
Ryan work (Magazines/pitch ideas)
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  • when it feels like a specific prayer was answered
  • the sound of someone practicing piano
  • a good cry
  • the distinct taste of a strawberry
  • finding a favorite dress
  • big butterflies
  • when someone passes me on the street and says hi
  • getting something right after a couple failed attempts
  • when animals make human expressions
  • when a beam of sunlight is visible in a forester through rain
  • thinking about my plants after I've planted them
  • a great hour of public radio (via the moth hour or this american life)
  • when you hear those first few notes of your favorite song when seeing a band perform
nov 18 2009 ∞
jul 23 2014 +
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"The real world will not discourage you from operating on your default settings." -- David Foster Wallace

It was challenging to stop using facebook and now I've stopped my instagram use (a powerful habit). After reading on the psychology of social media, I have decided to leave my personal-use instagram account --experimenting with infrequent non-personal use, like my dog --and see where I land. Gotta say, I feel good. But it's hard to let go of anything that has a hold on you, or that you've entwined with your identity, so I made a list to remind myself.

Circulating thoughts:

  • I traded one thing for another when I signed on, and I didn't fully know what I was getting or what I had traded. I'm now gaining back what I traded in and learning that it was not a good trade.
jun 17 2014 ∞
jul 16 2014 +
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Places Toki has Been:

  • Detroit
  • Cambria
  • San Francisco
  • Palm Springs + Desert Hot Springs
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Big Bear
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Long Beach
  • Venice + Santa Monica Beach
  • New York City
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan
  • Pittsburg

Toki hates:

  • pugs
  • when feet move under the covers
  • when you press or lean on his lower back
  • a dog named thunderbolt
  • kibble breakfast
apr 25 2011 ∞
jul 4 2014 +
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  • with Andrea driving home from LA, lost in south central with no maps or cellphones back then
  • in yelapa mexico, heading back from a waterfall hike and forgetting the trail
  • in big bear, heading back from a hike and forgetting the trail
  • in varanasi india, the winding streets by myself
  • in costa rica, trying to get to Arenal volcano
mar 19 2014 ∞
mar 19 2014 +
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  • LA: at 1am I thought a giant hornet was flying around the livingroom and spent an hour looking for it, waking up Adam. it turned out to be a harmless june bug.
  • Michigan: stung by a hornet on a hike for no apparent reason.
  • Agra, India: I woke up in a pile of dead mosquitoes that traveled through the swamp cooler.
  • New Orleans: when I came flying out of the bathroom at the swamp tour because a huge flying insect was in there with me. I came out to a laughing audience.
  • Costa Rica: the spider in the toilet paper holder at the research station and the giant one that almost landed on Adam's head.
  • Yelapa, Mexico: the giant insect we found on my towel.
  • When I dove into a pool with my clothes on from a flying bee in high school.
feb 11 2009 ∞
jul 7 2014 +