I am back in New York and thus back to the grind. I am using the "Polar Vortex" as an opportunity to make my POA and catch up on screeners. I have watched AMERICAN HUSTLE, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and BLUE JASMINE. Actually I watched THE BUTLER on the flight back as well and may I just say- Forest Whitaker, what a force! I was stunned by his performance as Idi Amin and his humility brought me to tears in BUTLER. By far one of the best of our time.
So we're all talking New Years resolutions yes? I am more of a New Years intentions type of girl. I spent New Years Eve at a buddhist talk and the monk suggested a morning meditation to help one live life with less fear (and thus more love). It is the death meditation. The monk motioned to the group in the room,a group of about 40, and said statistically some of us won't be here next year. Puts things in perspective. On a layman non-evolved non-buddhist note there really is no point to fear is there? If bad things happen they happen and you deal. Why not go for it all and be open to what life has to offer you? I am not saying I adhere to this on the regular but I am absolutely making it my intention to try. Or as the buddhists say, practice.