Love notes

Love notes 

I like big trees and I cannot lie. It may seem strange, but when I see a big tree, I often think of how long it has stood its ground, all the times it has survived, all the storms it has weathered, all the axes it has escaped. And unlike us humans, they don’t complain or brag about everything they have survived.

They just stand.

Photosynthesizing.

Giving us oxygen, or shade, or fruits, or flowers.

For some of us, even hope.

I don’t know why I like them as much as I do. Perhaps, its because I feel like I can count on them to outlive me, or because they give so much so unconditionally. Why I love them isn’t something that can be adequately articulated.

But here’s my humble request to you my reader, next time you see a big tree, you know the ones which have been around for a while, with chapped barks and quiet wisdom, give it a big hug, and a thank you, from me.

From a tree hugger for life!

xo
M

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Customized everything

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Customized EVERYTHING. Please and thank you.

There’s something about things which are custom made for you which makes even the simplest thing special. I recently found a local company which sources the materials, encourages local artisans, and creates some of the most beautiful leather accessories. Generally, I wouldn’t buy leather, but the concept of this company has me so intrigued, that I placed my order, more from a place of curiosity than anything else. And boy was I in for a surprise! Not only was the product simple and refined, it came with a little hand written note, and impeccable packaging.

Needless to say, I will probably end of getting more accessories from this company.

xo
M

Bookpress 20 – Gracious

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Gracious by Kelly Williams Brown

First impression: This one was a little bit of a let down, probably because I had higher expectations from it. I expected a sassier, more clever tone. But it wasn’t all bad, there were good lessons on how to be put together, not merely by the way we look or dress, but the poise with which we carry ourselves. But will I reach for it again and again, or paraphrase from it to friends at a later date, perhaps not.

All in all, like with any book, it has some good. And lately, my only expectation from books is I don’t consider it a complete waste of my time if I can take away about 10% from it. Which I did.

So read this only if you must.

Happy Reading!

xo
M

Bookish things

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Bookish things

Anyone who enjoys reading and shopping (for books) will know this feeling. This year, I decided I will not buy any new books till I finished reading all the books I already have, sort of like a new years resolution. And just like any new years resolution, it got broken less than a week into the year. I finally resolved not to make any apologies for it.

After all, its not like I’m committing any crime. I’m only buying books, reading them, and running out of room to keep them. And that’s a good problem to have.

I don’t know what grows faster, my TBR or my stack of new books which I keep buying without finishing the ones I already have.

Happy Reading, my bookish friends!

xo
M