Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.
In the toothpaste isle at the Rite Aid on Manhattan Ave I was approached by an old veteran who asked me if I knew that the pharmacy had once been a movie theater. He told me to look up, and he was right. I always thought the open space and the high ceilings felt bizarre for a pharmacy, but hey, it’s New York. Now everything made sense…and why I never noticed it before is just embarrassing. He pointed out on the top right of the ceiling where the screen was, all original fixtures still there, and to the top left of the ceiling you could see where there was balcony seating. He told me that 50 years ago he would walk a mile every day to catch the news, a funny and a flick. Why he chose me of all people at Rite Aid to tell this to, who knows…but I love him for it.
ps. I found pictures online: http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=1606
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered ‘Man. Because he sacrifices his health for money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.’
—I have no idea what the source is but I felt I needed to share it.
I love this place. It’s charming, it’s tiny, the staff is nice and the ice cream is deliciously perfect. I really like the gianduja flavor but it’s the only one I’ve tried besides mint chip and I’m a creature of habit.
This wallpaper print is exactly what I want in my kitchen!
Your fate is like a new jar of peanut butter. It may be sealed, but you can choose whether it is smooth or crunchy.