Inside Ireland’s Mount Melleray

Monks at Ireland's Mount Melleray

“When you are very young, you think old people must feel inside as old as they appear on the outside. But as you move towards agedness yourself, you realise that this is entirely wrong. People remain young on the inside, no matter how old they appear. The idea of ‘old’ people is therefore a misapprehension of our culture, which sees the split instant of a human lifetime as something elongated, divided into decades and years, persistently defined by a number. But there are no ‘old people’. Everyone is young. The only clue you have about this is your own journey as a subjective intelligence looking out. You wait for a change to descend, some radical shift of thinking which will fit with your balding head or wrinkling face. But it doesn’t come: you get giddier and more childish.”

via Inside Mount Melleray: ‘The world as you know it is passing away’ – Independent.ie.


Yoga Joes: Army men strike new warrior poses

Yoga Joes are just like those little green army men you’ve seen in kids’ toy boxes. Only these men are doing yoga.


These fun “toys,” which are geared more for yoga-practicing grown-ups than enlightened kids, were created by Dan Abramson, whose kickstarter project was just funded.

My hope is that Yoga Joes will inspire more children, men and military veterans to try yoga.


Click the links above to find out more about Yoga Joes and how you can get some for yourself or a friend. Or a friend’s kid. You follow.

H/t Leigh Munsil; Photos Dan Abramson


You can get more done being anonymous…

“You can get more done being anonymous. I know how people can get famous, but they have to want to do that … It has to tickle the G-spot of their minds, because being anonymous is so much more powerful. You can get so much more done if you’re not worried about fame and fortune. You can get a lot done.”

via Paris Review – Amusing Myself: An Interview with Bob Neuwirth, Gary Lippman.