mocha in my Helvetica mug, does it get any better than that?

the lovely Helvetica mug

Drinking from this mug just makes me happy!

A warm drink on a blustery day to help me stay focused. I have just over a month to go in my master’s studies and I am looking forward to completing the work. This last class is on aesthetics in education and I am enjoying the material. I am reading from Landscapes of Aesthetic Education by Richmond and Snowber. Celeste Snowber is the instructor for this class and I find her writing really resonates with me. I just read a poem of hers called Moist Manna where she refers to a child catching snowflakes on his tongue.

In it she asks:

I wonder why
as adults, we forget
to lie down
in the textures of
the natural world
and behold the
beauty of what
falls into our arms.

I still feel as though I am moving through life too fast; barely looking up from the load I am carrying. At this moment I want to look up and wonder at everything that is around me, the ants at my feet, the leaves overhead and a warm mug in my hands. At this moment I have everything I need. At this moment, I am okay.

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I have a visual art practice and (way too) many ideas, thoughts and opinions I want to share. Thanks for listening.
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