Presence Takes Precedence

living it loud and letting you know all about it, one list item at a time

#A51: Ride the Birdcage Elevator

In general, I’m not terrible entranced by elevators, but (pardon me) damnit if this one wasn’t the most FASCINATING elevator I’ve ever seen. There’s no real explanation necessary as to … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

#D45: Hold a Sea Star

Of all the underwater sea creatures the starfish is the most fascinating to me.  They’re pretty, mostly, but they’re also pretty cool once you get to know them. I heart … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

#C4: Solve a Rubik’s Cube

For many years, I have had a love/hate relationship with ye olde Rubik’s Cube. Love: it’s mathy it’s a logical toy it’s rainbow Hate: it’s got pointy corners it’s infuriating … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

#A6: Ride a camel

I cannot express just how hard the sight of camels make me laugh.  They are easily the funniest creatures on this planet. I adore them. All of them. Even the … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

#A50: Throw a penny over Victoria Falls

OH GOD IT IS SO BIG! Victoria Falls, also called Mosi-oa-Tunya (“smoke that thunders”) is the largest waterfall IN THE WORLD.  It’s 1.7km wide and 108m high, but I might … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

#A10: See the Northern Lights…in high def

The Northern Lights are naturally occurring lights that create spectacular displays of greens, whites, blues, purples and happiness in the sky. We get them here in Newfoundland, but it’s on … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

John Lennon

"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life."

Alan Watts

"We've thought of life by analogy with a journey, a pilgrimage which had a serious purpose at the end, and the THING was to get to that end... but, we missed the point the whole way along; it was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing, or dance, whilc the music was being played."

Marilyn Monroe

"This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up."

Mae West

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."