|The Holstee Manifesto|
My first instinct is to love words like these, take them into my heart and embrace them like the sweet little warm-n-fuzzies they are.
But then the saccharine hits the back of my throat and I'm repulsed. This is a trap. This is why people who buy organic food are self righteous jerks. This is look-at-me-I-am-better-than you. This is dogma for the nonbeliever.
"When you eat, appreciate every last bite"
"All emotions are beautiful"
"Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things"
Seriously? who at all could ever live up to this?
"Ask the next person you see what their passion is" indeed. (go on, ask.)
Once upon a time, I cancelled my subscription to Martha Stewart magazine because she never seemed to understand that once in a while the best Good Thing I could ever do in a day was to sit on my ass, drink a beer and celebrate the lack of cat puke on the rug. Living my dream guilt-free because I had been folding fitted sheets before it was cool.
But one thing here is true. Life is short. Very very.
Too short to listen to Dave, Mike & Fabian, whoever they are. Write your own manifesto.
(I'll be editing mine...& re-editing. Like I do.)
(from Brain Pickings, which got me thinking)