In Part 2 of 2 my talk with Rita Wilkins the “Downsizing Designer,” we talk about how cake pans lead to communism, and the story of the16 pairs of scissors. Learn from a master how Less Stuff = More Fun!
It’s been said that if your dream doesn’t scare you, then it’s too small. What is the passion you have that is deep inside you, the “why that makes you cry?” What is the dream you have that no one knows but you? Learn from Rita Wilkins, the “Downsizing Designer,” how clutter might be getting in the way of your dreams.
“The Green New Deal (with a Touch of Gray)” with Mick Smyer, PhD, Founder of The Graying Green Project
Mick Smyer, PhD, is a Professor of psychology at Bucknell University and the Founder of The Graying Green Project promoting intergenerational dialogue on climate change. He also plays a badass washboard! Listen to the end of our talk on how the generations see climate change differently to hear him play a bit of the Black & Blue Blues, plus me opining on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal.
Like a puppy that keeps straying off, my mind wanders terribly. I must chase it down again and again from the hinterlands of my worries and anxieties, my plans, regrets, hopes and intentions, and everything else that occupies my over-active monkey brain, even in my sleep.
Deep inside the crypt one finds three skeletons in repose, still clothed in their monks robes. Between them is a placard written in five languages. It reads: “What you are now, we used to be. What we are now, you will be.”
It’s as if all the lights on the tree have gone out save one ~ the brilliant angel at the top. From that one light I can still see the dim outline of our tree, still full, still alive, with its many decorations, the experiences of a lifetime, all still there, glowing like ghosts in the fading light.