11.11.11 We needed a day to just enjoy.
On a walk.
A found treasure.
Walking through Little Italy to an art opening.
"Life is filled with suffering but it is also filled with many wonders, such as the blue sky, the sunshine, and the eyes of a baby. To suffer is not enough. We must also be in touch with the wonders of life. They are within us and all around us, everywhere, anytime. If we are not happy, if we are not peaceful, we can't share peace and happiness with others, even those we love... If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile... and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace... Each second, each minute of our lives can be like this. Wherever we are, anytime, we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine, the presence of each other, even the sensation of our breathing. We don't need to go to China to enjoy the blue sky. We don't have to travel into the future to enjoy our breathing. We can be in touch with these things right now. It would be a pity if we were only aware of suffering."
-from the first page of Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh