[Primate Philosophy]

• • • It had taken the pastry chef eight hours to construct and decorate her four-foot, three-tiered cake for the competition. The final step was to sit a 12-inch high monkey, intricately detailed with cake and fondant, at the very top of her creation. But, the monkey teetered and wobbled precariously, about to fall […]

*Laundry Day

“We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.” E. B. White • • • Photo by Jen Payne, 8.7.10

*Hidden Magic

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” — Roald Dahl • • • Photo by Jen Payne, 2010

*With the Current

“We must use whatever methods we can to understand the movement of the universe around us and time our actions so that we are not fighting the currents, but moving with them.” — Arthur Golden • • • Photo by Jen Payne, 8.04.10

*Sunday at the Park

You want me to what? Lie here? That’s all? No phone calls or emails? No errands or chores? No work or list of things to do? Are you sure? You just want me to lie here on this blanket? With that gift of a cool breeze blowing in from the ocean? And the sun sneaking […]