I don't remember exactly how I was directed to Michael Wolf's photography series The Real Toy Story but I was immediately captivated and mesmerized by the images. This is my favorite form of photography, or art for that matter. I love to be provoked. I love something, anything that makes me think, makes me grow - maybe even makes me change, whether that be my thoughts or my actions, or both. It's worth clicking the link and viewing all of the powerful images he captured and the story that they tell.
I remember awhile ago Theresa from Inspiration Coop shared a review of a book she had recently read called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World Who Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. At the time I wanted to get my hands on the book as soon as possible, but of course I forgot about it. Luckily I ran across the animated excerpt from Susan Cain's RSA talk which I think is just lovely. Hopefully now I will remember to put it on my to-read list.
Yesterday while driving home from my haircut I was listening to PRI and heard an interview with Kim Ho who made this moving and beautiful short film The Language of Love. It's worth every bit of it's 9 minutes and the song it was inspired by is worth the listen too.
As for my haircut . . . I am so happy. Gah! Why did I wait so long? The hairdresser, Joy, is appropriately named because I left feeling lighter and much more joyful. You can see the new do here. We already scheduled a return appointment in 9 weeks. So hopefully any future "before" pictures will not look like this one did. Yikes!