“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.”
— Mitsugi Saotome
It Might Get Loud
oh boy i love the hols. peeps spread out and random teenagers arrive and stay for tea parties and nachos dinners, and music and games and movies and late nights and easy mornings and lots of loudness ensues. we're half way through it - the glass is half full, my friend - and today we're heading off on an adventure to the north pole aka taupo road tripping with our favourite allies - fully loaded we've got snacks and supplies - it's the first family w*nter adventure we've had in i-can't remember-how-long. there are plans floating for lake walking and hot river swimming and snow seeing and general hilaritying. yippee zippee.