do you have beige stripes?
i do old bean! i always have.
isn’t he beautiful though?
and see . . .
that truly IS the beauty of it !
we’re not all alike.
some of us just hear a different drummer and always have.
some of us simply have beige stripes and blue eyes!
but it’s all truly beautiful! and it’s totally okay old bean.
we can each one of us be happily exactly who we are.
and live exactly the way we like.
there is no preaching. no judging.
your stripes are your own business!
so even if the word minimalist leaves you cold . . .
you can hang out here anyway! and i hope you do!
you’ll eventually get used to my stripes.
and speaking of truly beautiful . . .
here are some words i’ve always loved
i read them at the beginning of each new year.
it’s a little tradition with me now.
i think i’ve shared them with you before on the peanut.
and you no doubt have read them on your own sometime.
but they’re always worth a visit.
william henry channing
to live content with small means.
to seek elegance rather than luxury
and refinement rather than fashion.
to be worthy . . . not respectable
and wealthy . . . not rich.
to stars and birds . . . babes and sages
with open heart.
to study hard.
to think quietly.
await occasions . . . hurry never.
in a word . . .
to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious
grow up through the common.
this is my symphony.
til soon old bean.