Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Together

Exercise Is King

Brunette model Tamara Ecclestone shows her deep cleavage in a tan top

Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom.

American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker who was called godfather of fitness (1914 - 2011)

Who Lives Together With A Pig

Brunette American actress Emily Addison highlights her cleavage in silver dress

Who lives together with a pig will end up eating shit.

All Things Connect

Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.

Generally attributed to Chief Seattle, but actually written by Ted Perry in 1972

Listen To The Melody Within Your Soul

Brunette American actress and model Angelica Celaya wearing pink shirt

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.

American author of the series Conversations with God (born 1943)

Marriage Is Not An End

Brunette American writer and psychotherapist Amy Bloom

Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.

Brunette American writer and psychotherapist (born 1953)

I Am Who I AM Because Of You

I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.

Author of The Notebook, p. 2004

Shared Laughter Creates A Bond Of Friendships

Brunette British glamour model Kelly Brook in white shirt and torn blue jeans

Shared laughter creates a bond of friendships. When people laugh together, they cease to be young and old, teacher and pupils, worker and boss. They become a single group of human beings.

(Provenance of this author is uncertain)

David Beckham on Playboy

Brunette American actress Mary Louise Parker wearing a long wavy hairstyle

We've been asked to do 'Playboy' together, me and Victoria, as a pair. I don't think I'll ever go naked, but I'll never say never.

English former footballer (born 1975)

Let Us Just Be Hpoeful

Brunette beauty Maarja Rosentau in red dress was Miss Estonia Universe 2011

If you really believed that you'd lost your soul, then when I found you in Volterra, you would have realized immediately what was happening, instead of thinking we were both dead together. But you didn't? You said "Amazing. Carlisle was right," I reminded him, triumphant. "There's hope in you, after all." For once, Edward was speechless.

"So let's both just be hopeful, all right?", I suggested. "Not that it matters. If you stay, I don't need heaven."

He got up slowly, and came to put his hand on either side of my face as he stared into my eyes. "Forever," he vowed, still a little staggered. "That's all I'm asking for," I said, and stretched up on my toes so that I could press my lips to his.

Author of New Moon, p. 2006

Thought for Today: Mindful Moments

Sunlight shines through autumn leaves on a green hill side

Most of us are of sound mind, but many of us have trouble maintaining a note of harmony and peace. Most of us know how to think, but few of us are able to control our thoughts. We all have the capacity to be creative, to image new ideas, but few of us are able to do it together and co-create in harmony with each other. We could all do with some mental training so that we may use the most powerful energy in the universe, the mind, which is always at our instant disposal. We can begin with mindfulness. It's a simple way to gently help our mind go where it is best to go, do what is the best thing to do. It begins by simply being fully aware of what you are doing. Mostly we are not fully aware, as our minds wander into the past and then into possible futures. We spend most of our time watching others and so rarely fully focus on what we are actually doing ourselves. Next time you sit down to a meal, watch your self. Be aware of only what you are eating. Every time your mind wants to wander, bring it gently and lovingly back to the action and sensation of eating. Then do the same when cleaning, when writing, when working.

Women Working Together Can Bring Peace

I can promise you that women working together — linked, informed and educated — can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.

Chilean writer whose works sometimes contain aspects of magic realist tradition (born 1942)

Classical Musicians Want Perfection

Brunette American actress Amanda Righetti wearing a coral blouse

Classical musicians do this all the time. They want perfection. So they piece things together. Eight bars of this and six bars of that. Glenn Gould said that with a recording he wanted to make perfect versions of pieces.

American jazz guitarist, composer, and bandleader (born 1944)

Breakdowns Can Create Breakthroughs

Actress Amber Heard as a blonde glances over shoulder

Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.

Dance And Stillness Are Everything

Brunette Italian actress Vanessa Gravina

Dance is life. Stillness is love. Together, they are everything.

African dance and singing instructor in Santa Cruz, CA

Key Is To Trust

Blonde Samantha Torres was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for December 1995

Anything that looks like chaos and calamity in your life is just the Universe’s way of saying ‘Trust me and we’ll make a life together that is beyond your wildest dreams.’ The key is to trust. There’s a bigger vision and purpose inside you that your small brain or Ego can imagine. The Universe has bigger and better plans for you. It’s your job to be of service and not get in your own way. You can only receive what you believe. When you trust you open yourself up to greater possibilities outside of your control or imagination. So what’s it gunna be? Fear or trust?

Future Will Come Together For You In Some Form

Blonde South African actress Charlize Theron and her stunning green eyes

You do not have to specialize — do everything that you love and then, at some time, the future will come together for you in some form.

American film director, producer and screenwriter who co-wrote Patton in 1969 (born 1939)

Must Learn To Live Together

Blonde American actress Kate Bosworth poses wearing a black sweater

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Prominent clergyman and legendary African-American civil rights leader (1929 - 1968)

When Two People Loved

Blonde beauty Kate Moss shows off her long legs sitting down in green dress

When two people loved each other they worked together always, two against the world, a little company. Joy was shared; trouble was split. You had an ally, somewhere, who was helping.

American novelist, short story and sports writer (1897 - 1976)

Nobody Knows Of The Work

Brunette actress Sophia Loren shows off her log legs while sitting in sun

Nobody knows of the work it makes
To keep the home together.
Nobody knows of the steps it takes,
Nobody knows — but Mother.

Reflections on July 26, 2013

A boat is pulled up on a sandy beach for the day as the sun sets as a point over the water in the far distance

Life is good. I have had three days of excellent work meetings away from my Connecticut home base and there are many things to follow up on, including two very intriguing opportunities that I had not even envisioned three days ago.

Mom, Dad and I have shared three simple, but nonetheless great evening meals together. Tonight Dad cooked and the focus of the meal was on the various purchased salads that accompanied the meat he selected. As always, the conversation was lively and bounced around touching on many subjects. Fortunately, the OED (Oxford English Dictionary) stayed on its shelf near my Dad's dinner seat since there were no unusual words used about which exact meaning needed to be checked or validated

After washing the dishes and having some fruit for dessert, I took advantage of the cool evening temperatures to complete a walk slightly longer than three miles. That pushed today's step count above 13,200 and also ensured that the consecutive day count is now 41. Sometime this weekend I hope to calculate just where I stand relative to the one million step challenge.