I want to start out by thanking everyone that has read my previous post. The outpouring of kindness has been a bit overwhelming, but wonderful. While I was on the fence about doing “yet another” Five Things this Wednesday, and while I’ve been feeling a bit down lately, I think it’s really important to simply acknowledge this and carry on! I was especially saddened to hear of the great Maya Angelou’s passing this morning. She was a pillar of strength- a bearer of things artistic, compassionate, and quintessentially human. I feel I speak for all of us when I write that she will be sorely missed.
One of my favorite poems of all time.
I wanted to share this silly little photo with you, dear readers. It commemorates my last summer living in Isla Vista, directly on the beach. This was my view every morning (complete with the requisite ratty old couch). Add a big bowl of Golden Oh’s and what more could you ask for?
I came across these 40 Amazing Facts About the Human Body the other day. They’re fascinating, to say the least. I also find it particularly amusing that we share 50% of our DNA with bananas.
I wanted to commemorate my favorite late night meal (with one of my favorite people) on the blog today. For those of you that are not familiar with Santa Barbara, it is home to the infamous Freebirds restaurant. Open 24/7, you can find orders of steak nachos so big, they can be split between three people and still be too much food. It is also home of some of the most entertaining people watching around 2:30am on a Sunday morning.
I rarely do this sort of thing on Watch Me Juggle, but I also wanted to take the time to ask you, dear readers to go to http://everytown.org, and consider fulfilling the request of Richard Martinez, who lost his only son this last Friday. He has asked the following of us, and I believe it’s well worth everyone taking some time out to consider:
“Today, I’m going to ask every person I can find to send a postcard to every politician they can think of with three words on it: Not One More. People are looking for something to do. I’m asking people to stand up for something. Enough is enough.”