~ kusala
[ ku-sa-la: Pali term meaning wholesome, skillful, good, meritorious. ]
[ Action characterized by this quality (kusala-kamma) is bound to result (eventually) in happiness and a favorable outcome. ]


2006-08-02 - 2:01 p.m.

Free at Last

As I mentioned to some "friends" the other night, the hoops I've had to jump through the past few months honestly seem like a trifle. The business of living life and trying to make it all work is a much more challenging proposition than any of the temporary stuff I've had to deal with.

Still, it's nice to be.... er, unencumbered.


Having a celebratory drink and some tapas at Café Buenos Aires with Jodi & Bob. Then Viva la Fiesta Pequeña! at the Mission, and some after-dinner churros.


"My idea of success," he said, "is personal freedom."

— "Freedom? Freedom from worries?"

"From everything—from money, from poverty, from ease and anxiety, from all the material accidents. To keep a kind of republic of the spirit—that's what I call success."

~ Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth, 1905

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