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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 books (Reading/Read 2014)
karilyn notes (The top 5)
notes (Convos with Cian )
James films (Film to See)
Ryan books (Never Ending "Summer" Reading List)
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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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  • when it feels like a specific prayer was answered
  • the sound of someone practicing piano
  • a good cry
  • a surprise summer storm
  • 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 perfo...
nov 18 2009 ∞
jul 28 2014 +
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  • sweeping generalizations
  • when one person wins an absurd amount of money in the lottery (vs it being like 10 people)
  • when people don't wear face masks on the plane etc when they're sick
  • when you've just finished the dishes and then turn around and realize there's one more on the stove
  • 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
apr 11 2006 ∞
jul 27 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 +
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jul 27 2014 ∞
jul 29 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 ∞
jul 24 2014 +