Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Notes On A Bright Morning

It's cold but gorgeous outside. Chester & Co. are back from Hawaii so that means I was at the gym before some friends had even gone to bed (they live in Cali, to be fair). Since today promises to strike a rabid pace, like yesterday last week and until March, I'll put some notes out ahead of time.

My dad has a real thing for Abraham Maslow. EVERYTHING comes back to Maslow. Good bit of the time he's right but at this point it's just funny whenever the name comes up. That said, good quote:
The creative person is an innocent. An innocent could be defined as a grown person who can still perceive, or think, or react like a child. It is this innocence that is recovered in the second naivete, or perhaps I will call it the second innocence of the wise old man who has managed to recover the ability to be childlike.
- Abraham Maslow courtesy of Julia. I don't know if I'm creative or innocent enough to qualify for this but I've certainly got the inner child part down.

It can't be a coincidence that that some of my favorite blogs/sites deal with orange. The fact that I'm reading pages that match the Clementine I'm eating makes me pretty happy. I'm not much for the orange popsicles (what I looked like this morning) but generally anything else.

How About Orange

Congratulations to Uno, the first Beagle to win the Westminster Dog Show! No secret that I was pulling for the Petite Griffon Basset Vendéen but they're all so damn cute.Look at this face and tell me you're not about to have a great day, just for him.


Anonymous said...

Uh, would that be Abraham Maslow as in, Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs? Because my high school speech and debate coach burned that thing on my brain and to this DAY I still think about it whenever I get into a "debate" with someone.

ToKissTheCook said...

The very same. Some days are more self-actualized than others.

So@24 said...

Creamsicles are pretty dope though

Shawn said...

I think the philosopher in me and Mr. Maslow could have a serious debate over that quote...perhaps even warranting a post over at my site...

ToKissTheCook said...

So@24: Alright, there's the exception. Creamsicles are in fact really dope. That's a totally different animal in my mind than the kind that comes as a two pack and you always hope you get the red.

Shawn: By all means, I will propagandize you here if you choose to expound.

Anonymous said...

HAHA - love it. Yes. Self-Actualization is the be all and end all. I always hated how such a big word had to fit in the tiniest part of the triangle. (At least that's the diagram my coach always drew for us, with S.A. at the tippity top of the triangle.)

ToKissTheCook said... probably have GREAT handwriting too! Mine is hardly legible with PLENTY of space. Thank God those days are gone. Not the debating part, of course:)