Happiness, Learning, Nature

More Things in Heaven and Earth

quote from Hamlet

This quote from Hamlet is one of my favorites. It reminds me that much more is possible than we realize. We are so limited by the information our senses can take in. Rather than finding this frustrating, I think it’s exciting.

There is more than we perceive.

There is more than we think.

There is more than we know.

There is more than we even dream.

This gives me an expansive feeling– a feeling of growth and possibilities.

Right now, I am feeling inspired by the beautiful, the surprising, and the unexpected.

By pink lakes


By blue lava

blue lava

By creatures believed to be extinct, but are actually alive and well



By flowers that bloom all at once, one night a year


By entangled quantum particles, that makes spacial distances irrelevant…

Scientists have shown that these particles can instantaneously affect each other, no matter how far apart they are, whether they are one centimeter away, or across the cosmos.

space light

And by so much more. By things we have not yet dreamt…

What inspires you today?

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Connect with self, Learning, Mind

Realm of Possibility

narrow walls

Lately my daughter has been musing aloud about what she might like to be when she grows up. Maybe an artist. Maybe an astronaut. Maybe a scientist who cures cancer. Maybe the owner of a luxury dog hotel (?). I love listening to her talk this way. I don’t want it to change– I want her to continue to dream, to ponder all the possibilities. But one of the things that happens to all of us (or maybe just some of us?) is that the number of options available to us, of who we are and what we can do, shrinks over time. And then it shrinks some more. It’s almost bound to happen. We make one decision, and it means not choosing something else. And we continue choosing as we go along, until what’s left is incredibly narrow and specific.

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Happiness, Learning, Mind, Nature

Three Things I Learned on Vacation

person on mountain top

One of my favorite things about going on vacation is having more time to read. While I am too prone to motion sickness to read in a car, I am usually able to read on a plane. During several long flights, I ended up reading more over the past two weeks than I have read in the past few months. Here are a couple things I learned or thought about during my time away.

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