> Nobody likes to admit they lie. They don’t want to admit it to themselves much less to others. Nobody likes to admit it because they are thinking about big lies, or even white lies. But I am more interested in unconscious and subconscious lying. Lying done without really even thinking about it.
Category Archives: Marcel Proust
>It’s travel week on the Napkin Dad Daily. Ideas stimulated by my vacation
The hardest thing to do is to escape oneself. The construction of self takes
many years, decades. And when you travel it isn’t much different than
putting your home on a trailer and moving . You may go to a new location
but everything follows you. How do you leave your world behind and
reconstruct your self, even if just a bit, when you go away from home?
One way is to bring very little. Expect to buy things where you go. Maybe not
expensive stuff, but shampoo, accessories, certain clothing items, etc.
Don’t bring all the things you need to make yourself as you always are.
Go au natural with things, see what you discover about yourself and the
new place you go.
I remember going to Europe in 2003 with my daughters and one of the most
fun and informative things was going into grocery stores to buy food for picnics
and snacks, and other needed stuff. The hair product company, Garnier, was
everywhere and I thought the design and packaging was very interesting.
Lo and behold, a few years later they come to the USA and I see them marketing
Travel and see with new eyes.
Marcel Proust, French Novelist, 1871-1922
This is in honor of my brother-in-law, Tom, who had a ruptured appendix on the ski
slopes of Colorado yesterday. He couldn’t make it down the hill on his own after a
fall, the pain being too severe at that point.
He spent two hours in surgery and they believe his is going to make a full recovery,
but not before a big scare, lots of pain and a 5-7 day stay in the hospital.
This quote is true, but the further truth is that those promises to goodness and
wisdom are often only made when we are in the middle of that severe pain we have to
A big shout out to Bruce Hansen, undergoing chemo for cancer in Boston. His cancer is
in his neck, which is in Boston along with the rest of him and his wife Heidi. If you
know him, wish him well. If you don’t, wish someone else well.