It’s the weekend – and you’re ready to start following your curiosity! Just in time, here are your Weekend Wonderings:
- One of my first posts on this website was about Iris Apfel, the venerable style icon. It turns out that this multipotentialite has added some new irons to the fire. A recent announcement noted that the 94-year-old is launching her own line of wearable tech. Again, Iris is a great role model of how to keep exploring new ideas throughout life!
- So how do we follow Iris’s lead? John Gardner offered a timeless presentation encouraging personal renewal. “Learn all your life. Learn from your failures. Learn from your successes,” Gardner told his audience. “When you hit a spell of trouble, ask “What is it trying to teach me?” The lessons aren’t always happy ones, but they keep coming. It isn’t a bad idea to pause occasionally for an inward look. By midlife, most of us are accomplished fugitives from ourselves.”
- Speaking of staying vibrant, author Isabel Allende offered a candid TED Talk about how to remain passionate about life, even while growing older. She points out that we start aging at birth, we can focus on our attitude to become ageless. And definitely listen to her comments about actor Antonio Banderas.
- Many people enjoy tacos al pastor, a dish that involves marinating pork with pineapple. But how can you prepare it at home? Here’s a great recipe made in a slow cooker from the Tasting Table to try this weekend.
- Earlier this week, many people marked Blue Monday, which is reported to be the most depressing day of a year. That got me thinking about mental health, which was interestingly addressed in the movie, The Bridge. This 2006 documentary about suicide attempts off San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge is very sobering. The reason I recommend it is for the insightful interviews with family members and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide – as well as one young man who decided to jump but in mid-air decided that he wanted to live.