Not long when I was reading "The Van Gogh Blues" a question came up about a certain philosophical belief. I did as I often do, and wrote to a friend who knows more than I do about this stuff and questioned him. He explained it briefly and suggested I might want to pick up a beginning Philosophy textbook sometime if I thought I'd be interested in pursuing the subject. A few days later I was at the Goodwill store looking for old books that I could use in some of my "thangs I do" when I saw this little stack of textbooks. I could not decide which one I wanted so I splurged and bought them all at .89 each! The one in the middle has my bookmark where I started reading it. When I get done scannning through them for information (or when I get bored with Philosophy talk) I will use some of the pages for artsy-fartsy purposes.
Also, the wire basket the books are in is a sentimental reminder of my days working at the family owned sporting goods store where I worked for sixteen years, all combined. These were gym baskets we sold. When they fell out of regular use we used them to hold extra stock on our shelves. I remembered them from my days before elementary school when we would go to the pool and use them to store our shoes and towels while we swam.
Anyway, I always wanted a few of them, and I intended to ask my boss about them someday, but I never did. He probably would have given me all of them that I wanted, but I just never got around to asking. They had donated a bunch of leftover items to the Goodwill store and the baskets were in the lot of items. They only had two of them and I bought them both for something like .29 each.
I came home from the Goodwill store a happy camper that day.
I set up my photograph not knowing for sure what I was going to put on it. I really like that Thic Naht Hanh quote and in looking at the photo with that quote on it and thinking about different beliefs and philosophies, the words of Christ came to me and I added them to the photo as well.
It's been a while since I done of these "thangs". There are all sorts of reason why I have not done any in a while. Some of them I don't understand myself. But I hope that I am once again opening to the possibilities of more inspiration coming my way.