The Things Which We Cannot Leave Behind

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.- Steve Jobs


I’m moving out of my apartment this week, so I will have more up on the Peru items later this week. I apologize to those who submitted photos for me to feature; it’s coming, just give me a bit of time. I’ve given away a lot of things, put many more in storage. I have hundreds of books (maybe I will post a pic of my old library later), but decided on these to take with me. Not because they are my favorites. No, actually not one is an old friend I can fall back on. Each one is something new for me…some are old books–ones I never got around to reading although they sat in my library.

I can’t say that I have good, effective habits. I don’t know if I am an introvert or extrovert, it really depends. I don’t know if I resonate with people. I can read a financial report just fine, but never actually focused on how to “bean count,” and I love taking photographs, but I haven’t taken very many classes or instructions. One is a book with photographs and poetry from a couple who traveled the world for a year and a half after marrying. There is a guide book lost in the shuffle, and a series of beautiful photographs taken by Michio Hoshino in the far north.

I’ve been saying, “No,” to myself for a long time. Changes are coming.



3 thoughts on “The Things Which We Cannot Leave Behind”

    1. Thank you. I may have failed to mention I am a UBC grad. I used to love family trips to the Island. Thank you. When I am back that way next, I would love to look you up and meet for a coffee, or beer.

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