If you want just one piece to help put life in perspective, the article by Christopher Hitchens is it. Have a good weekend.
– Hitchens manages to remain sarcastic and funny while writing about his cancer diagnosis:
“Of course my book hit the best-seller list on the day that I received the grimmest of news bulletins, and for that matter the last flight I took as a healthy-feeling person (to a fine, big audience at the Chicago Book Fair) was the one that made me a million-miler on United Airlines, with a lifetime of free upgrades to look forward to. But irony is my business and I just can’t see any ironies here: would it be less poignant to get cancer on the day that my memoirs were remaindered as a box-office turkey, or that I was bounced from a coach-class flight and left on the tarmac? To the dumb question “Why me?” the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: Why not?”
– photographer Cheryl Koralik writes 100 words on her work and pictures of love. She includes a wonderful quote from Martin Luther King, Jr :
“Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”
– on a similiar theme Reuters has a slideshow of couples on the New York subway;
– love is surprisingly not included on the 10 things science says will make you happy ;
– working too hard is definitely not one of them. PickTheBrain has four ways of working smart which I should try to stick to more often;
– one Californian couple find the route to happiness is living with just 100 personal items.