Quality of Life

Some people like to say, "Eat well, do good, get exercise, and die anyway," as some sort of excuse for partying, being unhealthy and/or being inconsiderate. This logic has no place in a happy, fulfilling and successful life. Regardless of when you die, you want the life you live today, and tomorrow to be the best life you can possibly have. There is no excuse for not doing the best for yourself and the best you can for those you love. Even if I were going to die in six months, I still would continue my diet exactly as I do (if not do even better) because I want the highest quality for my life. The quantity is quite irrelevant.

~Raederle Phoenix Jacot

"Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?" ~ M. C. Escher

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

North Carolina to Georgia

Written around noon:

We are on the road. We're still in North Carolina. The trees along the side of the road are quite fabulous. They're more diverse than you tend to see in many places. Oh look, a cow farm – about fifteen cows, five of them fairly young. Open fields frequently open up within the trees, golden grasses, green bushes, red leaved trees, white leaved trees, evergreens, a forest floor covered in hues of orange, yellow, and brown. It's bizarre how much it looks like fall here – in February. Very strange indeed.

White barked trees, thin stands of bush-like trees... a yellow field wide open just beyond the line of trees... a deep forest thick with growth... evergreens, evergreens, and then a farm.

It's raining today. The white mist is fairly thick. The rain changes now and again into snow, and then back into rain. The rain is almost more of a mist than actual droplets. We're in a thin and wet cloud. We just pulled out from behind a truck that we've been behind for a while. He was going sixty-miles an hour in a seventy-mile-an-hour zone; seemed a bit unnecessary.

It appears that there actually a vine in the forest that is growing at this time of year, it appears to have little green shoots on it, although it's hard to be sure.

It's just a beginning, but on my myspace, in my photos, there is an Album called "Roadtrip 2010" and it's got a few pictures posted thus far. More to come later, when it's not so late at night. http://www.myspace.com/raederle.phoenix

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