Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Michael Moore on Donald Trump, Brexit, etc

Sony Diaries #961: Allison and Emma

An outtake from a shoot last night for TrilliumWest Real Estate Brokerage, with Sales Reps Allison and Emma.The unexpected appearance of the immaculately-preserved vintage car amongst the elegant century homes of the Exhibition Park neighbourhood perfectly illustrates the qualities that TriliumWest brings to the Guelph market: a young, imaginative, visionary team with the heart and soul of an established company, whose sales reps live and work in the neighbourhood (Allison was born on the same street as in the photo, Emma lives a few blocks away). July 25th.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sony Diaries #960: "easy like Sunday morning"

Uber, lapping it up with delphinium flowers
bee on russian sage
sugar bowl
bee on russian sage
July 24th

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Permission to fail

"The lesson of sobriety is that I had to become a beginner. I had to be new and young and unskilled at something. I had cut out so much joy and was making my life smaller and smaller, and when I started to give myself permission to fail and screw up and not that threaten my identity, to give myself permission to be bad at something, it brought so much joy into my life. Everything we're doing takes time. We live in this instant gratification society. I think we get panicked and confused when something takes effort. But are we afraid that people will stop loving us and caring about us if we're not perfect? What if we said,live your life - you don't have to earn the world's love?"
I can't remember where I got this quote; I just remember that I wrote it down quickly because it resonated with me as a parent wanting his children to do well. It has to do with the expectations that we put on our children, the rigid timelines and high (but not necessarily lofty) standards set by our society's "heroes and demigods, because in a sense, the cultural understanding is that their success is a reflection of us, the parents. It shouldn't be this way.