Almost a week ago now, my partner Korpolfr and I had the extreme enjoyment of being able to see a real legend give a motivational talk: Henry Rollins. Over the past few months, a lot of things have changed. I never expected to be working a near full time job (and two jobs at that!), it seriously cuts into my art time. We never made back plans for too many things, and too many of things have happened. But, seeing Henry Rollins I think was very healthy for both of us. He is a fantastic speaker, and I recommend anyone to see if they have the opportunity. The main themes or ideas that I walked away from that with was to not sit by and watch the grass grow. Get out of your house, connect to other people, take risks, see the world. This is how we have been trying to arrange our lives since Korpolfr went into summer break from school. We have been exploring London’s urban forests and parks, biking more often, walking by the river at night to see the stars better, and generally just getting out more. We biked out to a great look out spot to watch the transit of Venus. We have been gardening like crazy, with plants multiplying all over the place. My herbs are growing really well, and I think I could even harvest some of the Thyme soon. I can’t wait to make fresh pesto! We have also been a lot more social lately, it really pushes me to cook more healthy foods and more foods from scratch in order to be a little thrifty. I’ve made this cake two times now and it is delicious, it is a house-warming gift for our friend tonight! Any way, so this is why I haven’t made a whole lot of time for blogging.. I’ve simply been really busy doing so much other stuff. But I am going to try to make more consistent updates from now on. I have an exciting new on-going narrative project that I will be posting about sometime this week. Live life, because this is it. Enjoy this gallery of photos, until next time!
(Song lyrics from La Dispute – Safer In The Forest/Love Song For Poor Michigan off of their album Wildlife)