In this situation one can say Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method put the spark back in a marriage and saved it: “Dusting is meditative. Boiling the fridge relieves PMS. Making the bed is my cardio, because to make a bed properly, you have to circle it like a shark. And all the while, I listen to audiobooks I would be embarassed to be caught reading.”
Marie Kondo talks about how “sparking joy” can be applied to other aspects of our lives beyond the material stuff: “Continually assessing whether the belongings in your life sparks joy allows you to hone your judgment. Over time, your ability to identify what is worth keeping will extend from your home to your career to your relationships. You will be able to discern what makes you happiest and most content in other aspects of your life.”
Mornings are sacred for me, but I know I also need to maximize the hours that I have and be more productive. This article has been so enlightening: “Whatever your situation, protect your mornings!”
I’ve had a newfound appreciation for Lauren Graham after reading this interview. Now, she went beyond just being quirky, quippy, quick-talking Lorelai Gilmore for me. She’s a smart, interesting woman, she loves being a Gilmore, she’s a writer, and she has read The Handmaid’s Tale. Enough said: “As much as the show means to me, it possibly means even more to the people who love it. They’ve re-watched it many times, they’ve taken it with them to a different age, they’ve shown it to their kids…You can’t ever escape it, and my feeling now is that you shouldn’t try. I don’t know that I’ll ever have that kind of connection to something again. I don’t know that I’ll ever be part of something else that means so much to people, and that’s okay–I’m glad I just got one.”
I want to be a Book Fairy. There doesn’t seem to be anyone from my country yet. When I do get my paraphernalia, I am going to leave copies of Jane Eyre, The Little Prince, and an English translation of Noli me Tangere in the MRT. If I could manage to squeeze in, that is. Haha! We’ll see.
Want to get a vintage classic book for free? Books of Yore mails copies of classic books all over the world for free to encourage love and appreciation for the classics. Seems too good to be true, but hey, free books! I’m gonna ask for Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier or The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.
My bedroom is currently undergoing a makeover and I want to hang either this gorgeous Henri Lebasque art print, which I imagine is what a young, Vestal virgin looks like reading a book in Vesta’s temple:
or a Birth of Venus poster on my wall. This Sandro Botticelli painting is my favorite classical painting. Either way, the blue undertones would go well with my new pale blue walls.
Also, I’m not above considering this Beauty and the Beast painting ala Vincent van Gogh Starry Night style just because this movie makes me so, so happy.
It’s just as Emma Watson says, “unapologetically romantic”. Mmm. I’d love me some more of that in my life, please.
Have a happy weekend!