Do you have a trash can like this in your house? Does it blow your mind every time you see it? Do you struggle to lean over the furniture to try to clean this mess up? Do you try to bribe your kid to climb back there and clean it up for you? Do you wonder if your cat is snacking on detritus?
It’s the last day of summer before the kid starts middle school, and I haven’t had much time to post. Here’s a brief rundown of the latest life news.
- My campaign for clean water is still accepting donations if you are so inclined.
- I rode the Link Light Rail for the first time and was blown away by how easy and cheap it was. $3 from the airport to downtown Seattle.
- I’ve signed up for Hard Conversations: An Introduction to Racism, if you want to check it out and join me.
- I’m tempted to spend a month posting nothing but photos with no comment, like this one:
I was in a bubble bath one night with a candle and noticed something interesting. If I focused on the bubbles, the candle was blurry, and when I focused on the candle, the bubbles were blurry. Now this might not seem like much of a revelation, until I thought about focusing a camera lens, and how you physically do something to change what the lens brings in more sharply. But where is the focus adjustment in our eyes? There is no dial for me to turn or button to press. That’s when I realized: its my mind that is doing the focusing. And just like that, the phrase “your focus determines your reality” took on an experiential meaning for me.
In the wee hours of March 9, my husband and I woke to a loud noise and shaking.
“Earthquake?” he mumbled sleepily.
“Too short,” I replied.
I looked out the window to see if someone had broken out our car windows or something. Everything looked fine, but then I heard the sirens. If it had been later in the morning I probably would have stayed up, but instead I fell asleep, then woke to the news on Phinneywood.com that three of our local businesses were obliterated in a gas explosion and dozens of businesses’ windows were blown out.
Today I walked around and took some photos.