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Just for one day…

Finding this song really restored my flagging spirits.

I see is as more than just a specific story of a love affair. I see it in the more general sense of living in the moment: we can’t do everything, but we can do this one thing; we can’t do it forever, but we can do it now.

Even if it’s just for one day.

 

X, Y, & Z coordinates

We got to see Paul McCartney perform over the weekend.  He put on a great show, with an energy the belied his age.

I love the ephemeral nature of a concert.  For a certain price you get to be in a certain place at a certain time for something completely fleeting.  You can take a photo or a video if you want to, but watching it on a screen will never replace the feeling of being there, then.

If you don’t live in the moment, you miss it.

Fogie

When I was a young man, you could buy a book and it was Your Book.  You could read it as many times as you wanted, loan it to whoever you wanted for as long as you wanted, even give it away when you didn’t want it anymore.  Keep it under your mattress if you want to, and nobody even knows you have a book.

Now we’re moving into an age where everything is owned, tracked, and controlled by a handful of corporations.  You can’t really buy anything.  Give them your money and they’ll let you use a digital copy, under their conditions, for a little while, with the caveat that they can snatch it away any time they want to.

They’re trying to say this is the way things should be, but it just doesn’t feel right to me.

I guess I’m an analog man in a digital world.

Charm

The BBC recently posted an article on the science of being charming.  Here, in summary, is how you do it:

  1. Smile
  2. Arch your eyebrows
  3. Mirror other’s body language
  4. Feign interest in their lives

Maybe it’s an English thing, but it was interesting to me that they just assume you’ll have to pretend to be interested in other people.  The article even includes several tips to help you pull it off.

Read the entire article at BBC.com