While I am writing this, the sun is shining so hot, one might actually think it’s spring already. But I somehow feel winter is not over yet and so I am posting some hot stuff. ;-)
//// foryoursoul >> This dish is so easy to make and extremely tasty, too. It is mashed potatoes, Brussel’s sprouts with caraway seeds, bacon, and parmesan. //// foryourears >> I am glad, Ro has such an exceptional taste in music and is always on the search for outstanding artists for his events or podcasts. Well, here we go with his latest mix, it’s called “Invitation To The Voyage”, is neo-classic tunes and features music by Julia Kent. Enjoy! //// foryoureyes >> This blanket! Between all the blankets we own, this is the most beautiful and also the warmest one. It’s the “Blanket of Knowledge” and its design is based on a Chilkat blanket from the 19th century. The Chilkat tribe is one of many indigenous Tlingit tribes from the northwest coast of America, and they are known for their traditional form of weaving. I got this blanket for Ro because he likes Tlingit and Haida artwork very much and because it’s a native-made blanket from a native-owned company. //// foryourmind >> And now we are in Japan. “The Little Book of IKIGAI – The Essential Japanese Way To Finding Your Purpose In Life” by Ken Mogi is an interesting one to read. Not because of the so-called five pillars of ikigai, I kind of already knew them from my so-called Zen-studies (see former posts). It’s because of the practical examples the author uses to describe those principles further. They are very fascinating and insightful. My favorite quote from this book is: “Attitudes are reflected in people’s actions. A person who believes that there is god inside an item will approach life differently from one who doesn’t.” This, in my opinion, is also the answer to the question, why Marie Kondo thanks each item before letting it go. It does have a life! So please be mindful with all the little things … and have a happy spring!