What keeps us from happiness, is our inability to fully inhabit the present:
The “primary consciousness,” the basic mind which knows reality rather than ideas about it, does not know the future. It lives completely in the present, and perceives nothing more than what is at this moment. The ingenious brain, however, looks at that part of present experience called memory, and by studying it is able to make predictions. These predictions are, relatively, so accurate and reliable (e.g., “everyone will die”) that the future assumes a high degree of reality — so high that the present loses its value.
— Alain Watts
Taxidermy: the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals with lifelike effect.
I inherited a very very old bell jar filled with birds & eggs filled with various grasses and pieces of wood. And I also received by mail today some beautiful inks to put in my beautiful fountain pens. So I had to try my new DeAtrementis Grey Fog ink in my Pilot Prera Fine fountain pen… and wow! What a glide, what a softness. I love it. The colour is darker than I would have thought and the grey has some dark blue nuances in it, but still… it is wonderful. Very happy about this new ink!
If you feel like sketching with us this coming Sunday, join us at the Grande Bibliothèque de Montréal with the Montreal Urban Sketchers, a truly beautiful library and well worth the visit… and the sketch -)))
Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Location: Rigaud, Québec, Canada