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Gary Wimsett, Jr. - Issue #12

April is probably not the cruelest month, Mr. Eliot. In Florida, it's probably August.

Gary Wimsett, Jr.

April 15 · Issue #12 · View online
The High Five goes out every Friday morning - just in time to jump start your weekend. I'm handpicking five things I think you'll enjoy discovering, listening to, or thinking about as you head out to do great things.

April is probably not the cruelest month, Mr. Eliot. In Florida, it’s probably August.

So This is What They Do While Emma, Lily & I Sleep?!
T.S. Eliot warns us in The Waste Land that April is the Cruellest [sic] Month. Of course, he had no way of knowing how we’d be tormented by the questionable work habits of our house painter but still - very prescient. We moved into our house on April 2 and, for the most part, it’s been very exciting to know we’re sinking deep roots in Gainesville in a home we truly love. There are a million little things left to do but every tiny step forward feels purposeful. If I want a mural of my face on a wall, I can commission a mural of my face on a wall. Then MK can cancel the commission and takeaway my allowance. But it’s the point that I could have my face painted in the family room that matters. We’re not going anywhere - this is our forever place.
  • What Would You Do If Money Were No Object - There’s no end to my love for all things Alan Watts and this nugget is right up there. And as we come to the end of this remodel, I’m particularly interested in inspiring messages about the insignificance of money.

  • Thousand Miles - This looks like a Kickstarter campaign worth considering. I funded one project once only to learn the bum had absconded with the money and was holed up in a coffee shop in Seattle, but this looks legit.

  • New Zealand on a bike - I’ve been having a video battle with Jamie in NZ re: best mountain biking on the planet. Jamie ups the ante with this submission. Who’s coming with me?

  • The Conversational Reality of Nature - This is a long read but it’s worth every minute. Refill your coffee mug and think about what he’s saying.

  • Keeping Quiet - Right, like I’m ever going to pass on Pablo Neruda extolling the virtues of keeping quiet.

I think April will be a lovely month. We’ve paid our taxes. It’s warming up and soon we’ll be shuttling back and forth to the beach. I’ve been under the weather this week - I think the trip to Seattle threw me for a loop. Then Lily got sick, too. But, we’re on the mend and hope to have you over to the new place soon.
Be bold,
* I linked you to a great new song by Mitski a few weeks back. Here’s the official video. It’s disconcerting, which is exactly as it should be.
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