Last night I dreamt this really profound statement which I suspected I’d forget if I didn’t write it down, so I jotted it down quickly and fell immediately back asleep. This morning I woke up to a note that says:
“On conquering a giant mountain: It wasn’t the mountain that was important. It was the horse.”
And I think what I meant there was that life is like climbing a giant mountain, but in the end you realize that life is not about the accomplishment and is really much more about the company you keep while getting there. Which sort of makes sense.
Except that it also sort of also implies that I think life is less about reaching your goals and more about sitting on other people’s backs while they carry you there. Which is kind of shitty. Dream-me is kind of an asshole, I think.
Never give dream-me a piggie-back ride. She’s sort of a dick. Sorry about that.
And in other news, it’s Sunday, which means it’s time for the weekly wrap-up:
What you missed in my shop (Named “Eight pounds of uncut cocaine” so that your credit card bill will be more interesting.):
- Someone asked if I could make a medal for her friend who was having rough time in life so I made this. 20 stickers to give out to strangers to make them feel better. Or to make them arrest you. But the charges won’t stick. No pun intended.
What you missed on the internets:
This week on shit-I-didn’t-come-up-with-but-wish-I-did-because-it’s-kind-of-awesome:
- My friend Gabi is one of the most together and successful people I know. She also wrote a wonderful post about her depression.
- Fucking awesome.
- You can’t listen to this and not feel happy. Probably.
This week’s wrap-up is brought to you by Eva, The Tattoo Tourist. Six years ago she had a preventative double mastectomy and then covered her scars with tattoos. As she says, “Getting tattooed healed my relationship with my altered body and reignited my creative curiosity.” She just started a kickstarter project to visit and interview artists and fans and curate it all into a beautiful photo book. I’m a backer. You might want to be too. Check it out here.