Francis, barefoot and still in his bathrobe, stepped precariously over rocks and branches, balancing his glass of ginger ale. Once we got to the lake he waded in, up to his knees, and beckoned dramatically like Saint John the Baptist
what I’m reading this week / gaston bachelard’s the poetics of space, junichiro tanizaki’s in praise of shadows
galatians 6 on my mind and written in my heart. to walk with another person - through mountains and valleys and everything between - is something I have always found difficult to do… but Jesus calls us to bear the burdens of another - in doing so strengthening relationships all at once x
This is my set up for studying informatics! Much more minimalistic than literature. The university pages for one of my first programming classes from last fall are still available, so I’m listening to lectures and solving tasks. Couldn’t do it without my trusted espresso. Hope you’re all having a good summer!
Learn to like what doesn’t cost much. Learn to like reading, conversation, music. Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking. Learn to like fields, trees, brooks, hiking, rowing, climbing hills. Learn to like people, even though some of them may be different…different from you. Learn to like to work and enjoy the satisfaction of doing your job as well as it can be done. Learn to like the song of birds, the companionship of dogs. Learn to like gardening, puttering around the house, and fixing things. Learn to like the sunrise and sunset, the beating of rain on the roof and windows, and the gentle fall of snow on a winter day. Learn to keep your wants simple and refuse to be controlled by the likes and dislikes of others.