A Happy Peach

Things that make my heart smile…


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My Naughty Little Ways…

 

Dear Friends,

 

I think I have been quite forthright with my disclosure of my love (bordering obsession) of make up. I have imposed upon myself a shopping ban, and to be honest it has not been easy. I think I am just short of waking up in a cold sweat and reaching for my credit card as I turn on my iMac. Those gorgeous temptations are always there. Indeed, they come into my inbox and try to lure me into their den of desire. My constitution waivers as I think of all the pretty toys I could have, but I remain for the most part resolute. And at the end of the day I have found a way to pass up majority of those darling little precious items.

However it seems that there will always be offers that will test me. Why just today Benefits is offering a 20% discount with offer code SOPOPULAR, it expires on 9/1/11. I also received this months catalog for Ulta and they seem to be doing something new. They’re starting a three-week beauty event. Here is a list of their daily steals (all prices are USD):

  • BareMinerals (9/4) – Prime Time Eyelid Primer $12 (reg $18)
  • Philosophy (9/5) – Lipshine buy one get one 50% off (reg $10)
  • Hydroxatone (9/6) – Hydrolyze 20% off (reg $80)
  • Stila (9/7) – Lip Glaze $11 (reg $22)
  • Pür Minerals (9/8) – Chisel Brush $10 (reg $23)
  • Too Faced (9/9) – Shadow Insurance $9 (reg $18)
  • Smashbox (9/10) – Photo Op Under Eye Brightener $10 (reg $18)
  • Tarte (9/11) – Gifted Mascara $10 (reg $19)
  • Philosophy (9/12) – Purity Wipes $12 (reg $20)
  • StriVectin (9/13) – Scrub free with any purchase
  • Murad (9/14) – Hybrids buy one get one 50% off (reg $35)
  • Fusion Beauty (9/15) – Stimulash Lash Enhancing and Lengthening Mascara 414 (reg $28)
  • Too Faced (9/16) Bronze Snow Bunny $19 (reg $28)
  • Urban Decay (9/17) Marshmallow Body Powder free with any Urban Decay $30 purchase
  • Kinerase (9/18) – buy one get one 50% off (reg $28 to $150)
  • Tarte (9/19) EmpasEyes Aqua Gel Eyeliner $9 (reg $18)
  • Butter London (9/20) Nail Lacquer buy one get one FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (reg $14)
  • Cargo (9/21) OneBase Foundation and Concealer in one $13 (reg $26)
  • Lorac (9/22) Sparkle Pencil $9 (Reg $18)
  • Stila (9/23) Forever Curl Mascara $11 (reg $22)
  • Benefit (9/24) Realness of Concealness $18 (reg 32)
I have no idea what the other events are. But I put together a calendar for you to see, it’s listed by brand. If it’s a little blurry here is a pdf copy.

 

 

 

Personally I am looking forward to the Butter London offer, because while I am determined one should acquiesce every so often. I am calling September 20th Butter London Day. Woohoo!!!!! Anyone else see something that looks good to them?

 

Happy Shopping,
D

 


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Doing The Math…

One thing you must know about me is that I am quite the Asian stereotype when it comes to math. I am pretty good when it comes to upper division math, which is to say I can do the rudimentary work well enough (add, multiply, subtract etc), but I am not a human calculator. However, I am quite adept at algebra, statistics and all other logistical analyses. Which means when I go to buy something I will sit there and calculate the numbers, and odds are I won’t get lost. This has served me quite well, but it has also shown me that a lot of people don’t really care or they may not be capable of it. I only say this because I have had to stand there and explain the number crunching to quite a few people, sometimes over and over again as they stare at me with a blank look. Just yesterday I saw that my credit was lower than expected, as it had been prorated but calculated incorrectly. I called the company up and it took me close to twenty minutes to explain the calculations for the correct value. It may not be a lot of money and some people may write it off, but for me it’s the principle. On a more abstract level I worry about that people just disregard math as of little importance.

Another thing that concerns me is that we are not getting the best value, or misunderstand the true value, when we shop. Now there are many considerations one must make when shopping one is, of course, quality. But when quality is considerably equal then we must look at quantity. So many times we think we are getting the same amount, but what we are getting is a systematically minimized version of the original. Just yesterday i bought the regular tub of ice cream and noticed it was quite smaller than the older tub. Now it had been a long time since I’ve had ice cream, but it had gone down from 2 quarts to 1.5 quarts. That’s 25% percent less. I understand that inflation occurs, but I also noticed it seemed a little bit higher in price than what I had been paying. Yes ice cream is something I indulge in periodically in the summer, and I think I may have skipped it last year. So let’s say that two years ago I was paying 2.50 for 2 quarts, whereas I am not paying 3.50 for 1.5 quarts (and those are the sale prices). I know these sort of practices are common among companies, and maybe that’s just the cost of being a customer.

Want to know something even more queer? It’s with make-up. Now I know it’s a relative price that we pay. A Guerlain lip gloss can run you around $30.50, MAC $14.50, and NYX $6.99. Sometimes it’s better and sometimes it’s not, case in point, there’s a Dior lip gloss that looks like vaseline and runs for 27.50, talk about the emperor has not lip gloss on. One of my new favorite lip glosses is from NYX, it’s called Smokey Looks, and it’s gorgeous, and I paid less than seven dollars for it. I think the most important thing is how it looks, how it wears, and what it smells like. Once you’ve applied it I doubt people will say that’s Dior you’re wearing right. Although I have had women ask what I was wearing and whether it’s cheap or expensive I will tell them. If they like the way it looks why not, and if they care about the brand more than the product then that’s their issue. Sometimes you can get seemingly similar products and the luxury brand is giving you more at the price or a higher quality. In that case your money is better spent with the luxury brand. It’s best to calculate and research in any event.

Lastly, and actually what really prompted this rant, is the new smaller MAC packaging. Now MAC has come out with some travel sized products for some of their skin care products. I’m personally interested in the Strobe Cream. I’ve heard great things and would like to try it. It’s $15.00 for the 1.0 fl oz and $30.00 for their 1.7 fl oz. Now does that make sense to you? You could get 2 of the 1.0 fl oz for $30.00, essentially getting an extra .3 fl oz. The packaging seems relatively similar, but I have yet to try it out.  And I don’t know if either is qualifies for the back to MAC program as they are skin care items (I think that applies only to make-up). So where is the loss? In fact since they are in separate packaging they can probably last longer. Can anyone find the ding in getting the wee size? I can’t.

Hmm…I did sort of ramble there. Blame it on the excessive “warmth”. But for some reason I was a bit irked with such trivial things. Ah well, does anyone else check the volume and the price? Is it sometimes just about quality? Or is it solely about being loyal to the brand?


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Burberry Body…Free Sample

I just saw this on A Model Recommends and did it. Burberry is launching a new fragrance called Burberry Body. They’re sending out free samples and gathering your info via Facebook, if you are interested here’s the link. I’ve been noticing a lot of free samples available via Facebook. I haven’t put them up here as a few of you aren’t in the States, so it seems sort of mean to taunt you. But this one is international. Yay!!!


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How to be Lovely…

Dear Friends,

I was thinking, don’t we love lovely people. It’s not looks, it’s not attitude, it’s just their state of being. There is something about these folks that we find attractive; they are lovely in their own way. Again this can be a subjective subject, but I thought I would try to list the five qualities that lovely people tend to share. A Loveliness Starter Kit if you will. Being of an engineering background I thought I would reverse engineer Loveliness and deconstruct it to come up with my list. I thought I needed a Loveliness Subject, and who to better serve as said subject than the irrefutably lovely Audrey Hepburn. Yesterday, today and tomorrow her beauty, charm and kindness serve as a benchmark for a beautiful creature.

So here is my Loveliness Starter Kit, which includes but is not limited to:

Be Interested...

  • We’ve all had those moments where we couldn’t care less about what’s going on around us or the ongoing conversation, hey it happens. But I think part of being lovely is being interested in what other people are saying and doing. Taking notice of what is beautiful around you. Being observant of someone’s feelings. I think it communicates that we care. And there is something special about people who care.

Remember to Listen...

  • There is a difference in hearing and listening. When you listen you pay attention to the sound and you identify it, you take time to process the information and make decisions based on what has been heard. Not only will you be able to partake in this and future conversations, but you it translates to being thoughtful and considerate.

Don't over-complicate things...

  •  Simple is good. When I see someone making things complicated it tells me that they are trying to hide something. If I ask someone to do a simple task and they come back with this drawn out plan I realize they did not understand the direction. Same thing with asking someone to answer a question, if they answer with extraneous words and concepts, odds are they are lying and most likely are trying to hide something. And of course with make-up  if a woman comes in with way too much on her face, I feel like she doesn’t know how to apply, blend and balance her colors. Or maybe she doesn’t feel good about her face and is trying to cover it up. I’m not saying that things need to be plain, but if the balance isn’t there, if there is anything included that should not be included and the person has overcomplicated a matter, odds are they don’t understand and/or are trying to hide something. For me overcomplicated responses read like subterfuge and spurs more questions. If you come as you are, if you make things clear and allow for simplicity, people will see you and their trust in you can develop rather than focus on what you are trying to distract them from.

Enjoy Yourself...

  • I strongly believe that people should do their best to enjoy themselves. You make the decision as to whether you are having a good time or a bad time. If you make the best of whatever your situation is the odds that you will enjoy yourself are greatly in your favor. A true smile is one of the most attractive things one can wear. It pulls people in and makes them smile too.

Remember to Play...

  • You can make all the excuses in the world to avoid playing, but you’re only depriving yourself of fun. I can’t think of a good reason to abandon fun. When we play we can let go of the stern facade we may have developed as adults. It’s cathartic and good for your health as you are releasing stress. When you play you tend to not take yourself to seriously and tend to be able to laugh at yourself and shake off stressful situations a bit better than before. A bit of silliness is good for the soul and laughter is your smile dancing.

I am sure I missed a few, but since this is just a quick list I will pass on reprimanding myself. But I would love to hear your suggestions to add to the Loveliness Recipe.

As a final treat for this post we will continue with our trip down retro reel lane I thought look inspired by the fabulous Breakfast At Tiffany’s was in order. Who else but Audrey Hepburn could take Truman Capote’s jaded prostitute Holly Golightly and make her seem a chic and sophisticated gal with a penchant for making bad choices. Take it away Lisa Eldridge.

Love and Hugs,

D


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The King of Cool…

Some people just are cool. They aren’t trying to be anything, they are simply themselves. They are self-assured and under no delusions. They make interesting decisions that people ultimately remember and some times are left in awe of. It is not only what they choose to do, but also how they do it. They do it in their own style, and their style is admirable. There is a uniqueness to them and we like that.

I think everyone’s version of what and who is cool is probably different. I thought I would share with you a movie I think is cool and is one of my favorites. The movie I write of is 1968’s Bullitt, which starred the King of Cool (actual a.k.a.) himself Mr. Steve McQueen as Lt. Frank Bullitt. The basic plot line is this: Bullitt is charged with protecting a witness, the witness is to testify in a trial which will help the promote the image of aspiring politician Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn). Needless to say everything doesn’t go right and problem ensue. If you were interested in seeing the movie I didn’t want to give anything away. The movie itself has a subdued undertone even though the entire movie progresses with tension. The soundtrack was done by Lalo Schifrin and is comprised of mostly jazz scores which play magnificently with the scenes. McQueen wasn’t classically handsome, he was more of a man’s man. I think his face had character and he never seemed like one to overact a scene.

I am not sure who to credit for this photo, it's a pretty stock photo that everyone has and it was used for the promo...

I also love the fashion, there was just something so smart about the outfits they wore. Rugged Steve McQueen in a dark navy turtleneck paired with charcoal trousers whilst sex kitten Jacqueline Bisset wore a camel colored jacket, complimenting pants, and black turtleneck. Both could be with us in present day and still look chic.

Image courtesy of http://www.toutlecine.com

One of the things that made this movie so amazing was the car chase scene. It was one of the first of its kind and is often times emulated. It not only pays tribute to the streets of San Francisco but also showcases one of the best American Muscle Cars the ’68 Ford Mustang. Here’s a clip of the chase.

McQueen was an avid car enthusiast and enjoyed racing, so this must have been an absolute joy for him. I know I would have had fun. Man, listen to that engine and do you see how that thing handles those curves. It makes me think I should find a Mustang and rebuild the engine. Hmm…that would be a fun project.

I wonder if anyone else has seen this movie and shares my opinion. I also wonder if this has peeked anyones interest. What say you?


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One Option…

I wonder how artists find ways to support their art. It’s a common theme that they have to take other jobs in order to pay for everyday things till they can…turn a profit/make money for their work. I think that was one thing that sticks in my mind when I think of a creative occupation and I continue to wonder how can these poor people make a living. It seems more disturbing when you think about society’s role in this, that we have become so industrialized and mass marketed that arts and artisans find it a challenge to make a living off their work. This makes me sad, and even sadder when I realize that my choices have contributed to their difficulty. But then I saw this and thought, there’s hope.

Yes, I know it’s a little bit of a commercial for the Goethe Institute, but the effort seems solid. I admit I looked up the Goethe Institute and started poking around in the services they provide, mind you I have never had any interest in learning German, but nevertheless I found myself looking at their tuition prices. I then caught myself saying, do you want to learn German? Not that it’s a bad language, but it was not on my list of things to do and that list is long enough no need to add another language to it yet. It was nice to see that artists can still find patronage from sources.

But it made me wonder why we, as an advanced society, don’t seem to produce as much support for the arts and crafts. It made me think of an interview I watched which featured Muhammad Yunnis on NHK where he was of course discussing microcredit/microfinance (small loans issued to impoverished people to aid in entrepreneurial projects) which are designed to help people gain financial independence and leave behind poverty. It’s a very noble idea and has proved to be quite successful. Now whether you like the guy or not is up to you, but he brought up an interesting topic, that of social business. Social business practices as opposed to selfish (from any business structure) motivations are two different things. To me they are two different ways of handling your goals, selfish is short-term planning the organization thinks of only how much money you can make for yourself regardless of the effect it will have on the community whereas social considers how your business improves the community which is long-term growth as a growing community helps to improve and grow your business. Most times a business which focus on only maximizing its profit creates a culture of self-interest. Effectively if the company is only looking out for itself by the same token the employees will only work in a way that serves their own interests. Employee will do the least amount of work for as much money as they can get. The only motivation is money, there are minimal benefits as they are directed to the individual. But if a business sees money as a means to an end and makes the community an integral part of their business plan, they seek to create a vested interest for the community and one outcome is helping to develop the community. Inherently the business grows with the community.  The benefit is exponential growth, the entire team looks to produce in a way that is good for the community and good for the company. As a byproduct as the community improves and the company grows the value for the individual grows.

My thinking is that social business also has a tendency not to neglect arts and supports the craftsman. It has to be on a smaller scale and focus on a smaller scope. My own opinion is that in place of a corporate entity (which legally is not an individual but a legal entity) it should be a collective of smaller groups. This creates a checks and balance system as the business structure is flat rather than top-down. The craftsman can create their niche market and establish a stable customer base. Artists may be able to achieve the same structure, additionally the community can create a fund which helps to fund artists or galleries which help showcases their work. Other creative structures can be developed. But the community has to understand the value of artists and craftsman, and that appreciation needs to be developed from a young age and rooted in the community. I think this will help improve the community overall. I don’t think it’s about amassing a lot of things we don’t need, but evaluating and considering what the true value of craftsman and an artist. But this is just my opinion. What’s your stance?


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Silver Eyes…

I was writing another post and watching YouTube when I saw these two videos and thought, oh summers over and it’s time for silver eyes? Yes indeed it very well might be. In fact I wore a bit of silver today and came home thinking I had to dig up a few more of my silver shades. So the search began, in addition to the color Platinum I had recently procured from Smashbox I found some shimmery shades from Bare Escentuals that I never used. What better to take away the ughs than some fairy dust? What’s that you say, you want to sprinkle yourself with fairy dust too but you’re not sure where to start. Well my dears, here the two videos of which I spoke to give you a couple of ideas.

Here’s the first video, it’s a very pretty ladylike look. Guess whose face this is going to be on come tomorrow. Yeah, that’s right little old me. 😀

I don’t really want Pretty Little Liars, I don’t think I am part of the audience they’re looking for. I think if I were to wear it during the day I would take it down a notch.

 

P.S. I am still working on some other posts, but there’s something weird about the writing. I think it’s the transitions. Oh grrr….


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I’m Melting…

Have you ever felt the Ughs? If you don’t know what I am talking about, that’s good. But if you do, I’m sorry. Lately I’ve been feeling the ughs. I think it’s the warm weather, it makes me feel not happy. I’ve started a few other posts, but didn’t or rather haven’t finish(ed) them yet. I’ve laid the groundwork for them so to speak, but I haven’t been able to finish composing them. Instead I tend to pop out and do things. I’ve been on a pottery quest lately, my expeditions have been quite successful. The problem that remains is what to do with all this pottery…clearly I need some sort of display cabinet. So that shall be my next hunt. Other than that I have just been making myself busy. But I think I need to suck it up and finish those posts. So it shall be tonight…I hope…


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Objet D’Art OR Art You Take With You…

Welcome participants, welcome, welcome, please feel free to take a seat where ever you like. I am so glad you could make it here today. This is actually a survey course on an art form which can easily be dismissed by someone with a narrow definition of art. Our canvas is actually quite diminutive but the opportunity for creativity is unlimited. I am of course speaking of the humble nail, the one attached to your fingers. Please take out your orientation syllabus so that we may discuss the outline of courses.

Fundamentals Survey (Nail 101)

Before you study technique you should consider the basic media which we will be using. This course focuses on the fundamentals of nails which include maintenance and an introduction to the proper basic tools. These tools include:

  • Nail files for shaping
  • A nail block and/or buffer for preparing the surface
  • Base Coat (my personal favorite is OPI’s nail envy, it helps keep your nail healthy and maintains the color really well)
  • Nail Polish (quality, formula, application technique to be discussed in Intermediate Course)
  • Top Coat
There are additional products to be considered such as cuticle oils, clippers for a variety of uses, and creams to use in between coats to maintain a healthy nail. You should also consider a healthy diet, as the nail is one of the first places you can tell if there is something amiss with you health wise.

Intermediate Course (Nail 201)

Once you have established a fundamental understanding of nail maintenance we will delve into the understanding the media further. This course addresses color theory and formula with respect to quality and application.  Please review Professor Eugenia’s notes on products available. Her beautifully worded lecture notes and enticing photos will help you to make better choices when it comes to product acquisition. To read her findings please link here.

Knowledge of the following terms are necessary for you to fulfill your requirements:

  • Self Leveling – once the polish is applied it will, as if by magic, begin to level itself off so you have a nice surface finish. Not all polishes have this attribute, but it is the hallmark of high quality.
  • Streaky – a very common problem with pastel shades, when applied it takes on an uneven appearance, with some streaks that are more opaque than others. Please note this issue is not restricted to pastels, streakiness can happy to any polish.
  • Glitter – light reflective particles which have a sparkling quality (fun happy shiny goodness :)).
  • Metallic – nail polish formula which mimics a metallic finish on nails.
  • Shatter – opaque nail polish, which is traditionally applied over another colored polish, that shrinks while drying and breaks creating a shattered look on nails.
  • Cream – opaque traditional formula, their color is the main attraction here and nothing has been added in the way of shimmer, sparkle, glitter, etc.
  • Jelly – a more translucent formula, the intent of this formula is to distribute a sheer color and allows for a visible nail line (VNL).
  • Frost – this formula which has a shimmer effect when applied.
  • Holographic – this formula when viewed dried should have a 3D holographic effect, allowing for colors shifting (usually through use of glitter or duochrome pigments).
  • Matte – this can come either as a polish or a top coat which dries to a matte finish and makes any of your current nail polishes matte.
  • Pearle – this formula will have a pearl like finish.

Most major producers tend to be 3 Free. These nail polishes boast being less toxic by excluding the following chemicals: Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) Formaldehyde, and Toluene. For one self-professed nail polish fanatics viewpoint on 3 Free click on this link to All Lacquered Up.

Advance Course (Nail 202)

Now that you understand the tools available to you we focus on application. You should also have your basic application skills mastered before we focus on advanced design. This course introduces new techniques. You may find these tools helpful:

  • Dotter
  • Paint brushes
  • Glitter, flakes, and other shiny bits
  • Acrylic Paint

 

You can start with a french manicure, but make it interesting with your color choice.

 

There are a variety of patterns you can paint such as flowers

 

Or go crazy and make your own pattern

 

Panda’s anyone?

 

Use whatever you see that seem interesting. Your imagination is the limitation (I really wanted to rhyme right there.
This course includes a field trip to the Mental For Polish Gallery which houses most of independent artist Shona’s work, please make sure your release of liability forms are signed. Click here for link. For additional extra credit please visit Sophy Robson’s, she’s London’s nail guru of the moment. She is also collaborating with Sephora.

Master Course (Nails 402)

This course will fulfill graduate level studies. Your composition will go beyond flat and become 3D. This style of nail art is popular in Asian countries and the products are available online. One of the biggest names in nail art in Japan is Eriko Kurosaki. Kurosakisan not only does kawaii but she also creates elegant designs. To view her website click here, please note it is in Japanese, but many browsers, like Chrome, translate. She also runs a school, but I think you would need to know Japanese.

Functionality may take a back seat to personal style and expression in some cases. In fact the trend of extreme embellished nail art (I call it extreme in some cases) has been covered by news programs.

Anything can inspire you, and you can be creative with you choice of products

This was an interesting interview which provides insight for artist who want a challenge and is interested in nail sculptures.


There are a lot of products available for individuals who wants to start tinkering in 3D nail design, like fimo clay pieces (this links to Etsy sellers) and crystals.

Or you can buy them already made from artists, for instance at the Etsy shop of Never Too Much Glitter. She is an American in Tokyo studying nail design, want to learn more about her, check out her blog here.

End Notes

This actually took me a while to compile, and may have been better served broken into sections. However I really want to put together a posting/orientation that paid tribute to the gals (and guys) who are interested in this sort of artwork.  There is an art and a dedication involved with everyone who follows it. And it really is one of the most interesting way to express yourself, because you have a great deal of control. I hope it was interesting for everyone. Let me know what you thought of if you have any suggestions. OK, the instructor needs a nap.


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Center of the World…

When I was in high school there was another Asian student who said that the term oriental is offensive. Her thinking was the since the term orient refer to “the East” that it meant that Europe was the center of the world. It was Eurocentric and she was having none of it. I understood her logic, but was not quite as incensed. At the time I stopped using the term and when people referred to me as oriental I simply and gently told them that I preferred the term Asian or specifically Chinese, but if they were going to call me anything my preference was Danielle. And as I recall, I really didn’t have too much occasion to do that, as most people did initially use the term Asian. I found that it was the older generation that used the term and I suppose that sort of thinking stayed with them, and they never meant any harm any way. It really was not an issue, but it was something that I remembered and found somewhat interesting.

Years later when I was taking my Mandarin class I found out that China had the exact same mentality. The Chinese character for Zhōng guó is 中 國 and translates into Central Kingdom. The character Zhōng 中 was originally meant to look like a circle, which signified the world, and the line referred to China’s placement on the world as the center.

I tend to think that this sort of phenomenon is not isolated to just Europe and China, I’m sure if I dug a bit I could find proof in a variety of lexicons. I think that most people think of their homeland as the center of the world. So if everyone thinks that where they live is the center of the world, then who’s right? I think we’re all right, although technically under the initial constraints it’s impossible. If you begin thinking that there is a specific center on a sphere then geometrically you have an issue, you’d have to go to the Earth’s core for the proper  physical center and really who wants to do that with all the magma involved. If  you want to pinpoint the center on the surface, it is impossible on a sphere all points which lie of the surface have the same quality. But philosophically I have an answer for you. Your center is specific to you. It is your home, where your loved ones are, where that which is of the most importance to you rests, that’s the center of your world. With this sort of thinking, there isn’t a general center of the world, but an infinite number of points which dot the earth that at any given time can be called the center. My logic is that if I get one so does everyone else.

If you are free of spirit, it may also be an intangible traveling point, it may be wherever you stand. In this way the center of the world is not anchored, but moves around and maybe even grows. This point may seem tethered to the individual, but I assure you it is not. I feel that we share our points, that potentially we have an infinite number of possible points. The best example of this may be during a disaster. When something happens that humankind collectively view as terrible, we can all empathize (have compassion for the sufferers), but if we have a loved one there we are more likely to sympathize (feel as if it were happening to us), and if we are there it becomes an entirely personal experience. To expound my theory let’s apply it on all three levels, empathetically, sympathetically and personally and see how our points are affected. When something tragic happens then the world’s attention is on that place, the center of the world is there. Our thoughts turn to that place as the world in unison turns with compassionate eyes towards the victims, we send a part of our points, but not to the point of personal distraction. If we know someone who lives in the that area and may be in danger more of our attention goes there, we split our point with our loved one (the greater your bond the greater the amount of points you send) and your worry and concern is most likely to the point of distraction. And if we are there and trying to make our way through the tragedy then all our attention is there, our point is there and our loved ones send us their points (we amass a greater amount of points). Ah yes this is all pseudo science made up by me, but you have got to admit there is a bit of truth to it. And while we can never truly measure this (a science is normally qualified when it is quantifiable), it does make you think about how we perceive the world and our place in it.

This is just something I was thinking about. I think blogging and meeting new people from around the world makes me feel like I have new little points all over the world. OK, I think I’ve said points enough for the evening. Points….