ostensible security blanket

“i’m not wearing my cheetah-print robe today and this is an unusual thing. i wear a robe or a jacket almost constantly; neither the weather nor the ambient temperature are part of the decision-making process. i don’t wear them to stay warm. i wear them as armour.”

quiet mornings at the lake.

“there’s something that soothes when you sit by a lake, especially early in the morning, when the temperature has equalized causing the wind to drop off, and the water looks almost like glass, rippling gently as underwater streams flow. it’s a lovely slice of peace and quiet, available to me because even on vacation, i get up early.”

navel-gazing my brain

Image: 0127160608, License: Rights managed, - (PICTURED The amazing photos of a lemur meditating in the sunshine.) - This lemur looks like he is channelling the spirit of Buddha - as he sits MEDITATING. Sitting with his legs crossed, the lemur clasps his thumb and fore finger together with outstretched arms - just like the spiritual teacher. And amateur snapper Sebastien Degardin, 32, was on hand to capture the bizarre moment the animal searched for enlightenment on film. Sebastien, who moved from his native Belgium to Finchley, North London, said: I was gobsmacked when I saw this lemur meditating., Model Release: No or not aplicable, Credit line: Profimedia.cz, Caters News

“i get tired of all the navel-gazing i do, even if the part i’m analyzing is my brain and not my abdomen. which is not to say that i don’t spend a significant amount of time contemplating my abs…”