“I want to be gentle with the people I love, and the people I don’t. I want to set the world on fire with my energy and passion. I want to take constant action even when I know it makes me frantic. Even when I know the answers are not here. And so, I decide to pin the now sacred leaf jumping photo above my desk with the millions of other scraps of my life. I know it is just a slice, a blink of my work. But it is a bold reminder, shouting to me, that conquering a list of things to do doesn’t make me any more alive than stopping.”—The Gifts of Motherhood and the Ordinary Places I Found Them, Janell Burley Hofmann. (via raisingcoolkids)
“Keep your fork, there’s pie!”—Today Oria and I ate lunch at the Acme Cafe in Vancouver. We shared a milkshake and a grilled cheese sandwich. The service was great and so was the food! I love how Gastown is changing!