Notes on Mortality, Paris & Photography
Here’s what I’m thinking about and reflecting on today:
1. How we die in America (and why it’s important to talk about it) – Yesterday, I listened to Rolf Potts and Ann Neumann talk about death and dying, end-of-life care, the parallels between death and travel, and more in this wide-ranging conversation. It's an important segment, and it made me reflect on my dad's illness and death. For example, I wasn't prepared for the realities of caregiving or the grief that slammed me after my dad died in June 2012. Talking about the fragility of life, death and dying, and grief doesn't have to be scary. It's helped me prioritize what matters in my daily life, and I’m less inclined to take my days for granted.
2. Paris in Stride: An Insider's Walking Guide – My CrossFit buddy sent me an article about Paris in Stride this morning, and I took it as a sign. It’s the fifth time I’ve seen the book mentioned in an article, and it's been on my book list for a month, so I bought a copy. It will come in handy on my trip to Paris!
3. Everyday Magic – Spring has arrived in Northern California, and the weather is amazing, so I’m trying to take all the photos. And speaking of photos here’s a roundup of images I took in Yreka, CA and Ashland, OR earlier this week. Enjoy!