Hi everyone - next week I may not post a FFFF as I am adjusting at Glastonbury Festival all week (I’m back on Tue 27th)
anyway back to this week I have mostly been,
‘Neither Wolf nor Dog’ by Kent Nerburn which is an interesting narrative about the author and his conversations with a Lakota elder. If you romanticise the history (like me) of what the invading europeans called America then you will love this book. For example I am thinking about this early exchange between the author and mentor,
“You’re not a good liar.”
“Have I lied?”
“Not in words. Only by silence.”
“Yes. Silence is the lie of the good man, or the coward. It is seeing something you don’t like and not speaking.”
I’m re-reading one of my all time favourite non-fiction books, ‘The Happiness Hypothesis’ by Jonathan Haidt. This above link is a great resource to many different personality (what used to be called character) tests from your self-esteem to how strong is your moral foundation? Fun on a rainy day.
The whole universe is change and life itself is but what you deem it. - Marcus Aurelius (Meditations, 4:3)
You are in always in a constant state of change. You are relatively healthier or sicker on a day by day, hour by hour, second by second basis. There is no such thing as stasis in living systems. Unhappiness and illness can come from us expecting or trying to impose stasis, consistency or routine upon a universal state of change. Embracing change is the real deal.
Sometimes you just have to cheat. When you cheat just make sure it’s worth it: Cornish Carbonara (at least it has 3 healthy egg yolks, cream, garlic, sea salt and bacon)
Whisk 3 Organic egg yolks in a bowl with lots of parmesan cheese, black pepper and good teaspoon of Cornish Clotted Cream.
Fry 1 clove of Organic garlic and Cornish bacon (or pancetta cubes) in a pan until just going brown.
Cook your spaghetti with lots of Cornish Sea Salt in the water then drain.
Swirl the egg mix, bacon and garlic and pasta together and serve immediately with a pinch of black pepper in top.
Nice n easy.
Getting funky with Pastor T.L. Garret and the Youth for Christ Choir and the album ‘Like a Ship (Without a Sail)’
(Note: I always put the Amazon link on my posts for reference but it would be great if you went down to Jam Records in town to buy anything you like…)