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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."

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  • when you've just finished the dishes and then turn around and realize there's one more on the stove
  • people who leave their yard sale signs up after it's over
  • the coin spot in the car that just fills with dirt and dog hit mixed with useless pennies. oh and pennies.
  • when couples block the entire sidewalk because they want to hold hands
  • when the escalator is still and you get that disoriented feeling when you take the first step
  • when you hit the nail incorrectly with the hammer and it makes that noise indicating it ain't going in or you've bent the nail
  • when people say "college is a waste of time" and only measure it in terms of financial gain or obtaining a job and not education and enrichment.
apr 11 2006 ∞
oct 3 2014 +
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  • the brief pause before the movie starts
  • when I get a text from a friend at just the right moment when I needed it and I have a happy cry
  • recognizing the smell of a flower or tree when you're walking down the street
  • the feeling when you've decided to take a trip somewhere
  • when clouds allow you to see the rays of light from the sun
  • to go back in time on google maps and see my mom's flowers when she was still alive
  • feeling alignment and connection
  • the smell of fresh herbs before cooking, esp dill
  • when it feels like a specific prayer was answered
  • the sound of someone practicing piano
  • a good cry
  • a surprise summer storm
nov 18 2009 ∞
oct 28 2014 +
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Hanoi

  • Day 1: (late night flight)
  • Day 2: airplane travel (time loss)
  • Day 3: arrival to hotel noon: Hanoi sightseeing
  • Day 4: Hanoi sightseeing daytime (night train to Sapa 9:00pm - 8 hrs)
  • Day 5: Sapa trek (overnight homestay in villager home)
  • Day 6: Sapa trek (then night train back to Hanoi 8 hrs)
  • Day 7 (arrive in Hanoi by night train in early morning) drive to Ha Long Bay (3 hrs) - Pelican overnight boat for New Years Eve (ask for one of the front upstairs rooms (207&208) as it larger and access to front private balcony.)
  • Day 8: return from Ha Long Bay (3hrs drive): Hanoi
  • Day 9: Hanoi
  • Day 10: Hanoi
  • Day 11: noon departure
oct 7 2014 ∞
oct 27 2014 +
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jul 27 2014 ∞
sep 24 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
  • when I come near him after giving him a n...
apr 25 2011 ∞
oct 6 2014 +