When you are a Zen Jewess, you know that there is good and bad in everything but you still can't help but obsess about it. You see the light and the dark, the sad and the happy, the good and the bad. You be with it. You feel it. You use your life lessons to write books that inspire people to be mindful (and artful) in their own lives. You help ease the fear in others even when sometimes you have to work through your own fear to do it. One day, you get a really bad cold, down a bottle of Dayquil and start blog hopping. And then it happens.
I also picked up "Visual Chronicles". I think it's just ok. I liked the
glaze technique and painting canvas shoes, but was put off by some of the
They obviously love Coach handbags.
OY GEVALT! The stinging words of a stranger. Oh Buddha, why do these words bother me? The defensive, rebellious 13 year old in me wants to ask, What comments didn't you like? Was it the YOU CAN DO IT! or the JUST TRY IT! or the DON'T WASTE MONEY ON FANCY STUFF, USE WHAT YOU HAVE AND JUST SEE WHAT HAPPENS? Oh I know, I bet it was the part about ENJOYING LIFE that pissed you off. See, this is where the calm Zen part of me wrestles with the other parts of me. I know we promote expressing yourself, your likes and dislikes-YES- even when the dislike is us. We whole-heartedly believe you should do that. I have many times-in this very blog-wondered why Ashton Kutcher is famous. He might not appreciate that wonder. I know not everybody is going to love us or the book. I know not everybody has a sense of humor. That really is OK. And, I also know that this poor soul didn't really get what the book is about if she thinks it is about our love of Coach* bags (oh come on, who doesn't love a Coach bag???). That is sad, really. I know how she feels- I didn't get why everyone loved that book The Deep End of the Ocean...or the movies Lost in Translation or Out of Africa.
I am glad I stumbled upon that blog! I am genuinely happy to see this person is expressing herself, even if I don't agree with her. It doesn't really matter if I agree with her or not. It just matters that she does it and THAT is wonderful. And, if you bought our book and don't like it, return it and get your money back. Spend your money on something that gives you joy. That's what we would do! In fact, this morning I returned the Coach shoes I bought last week because they just weren't comfy enough.
*We only refer to Coach bags 3 (THREE) times in THE BOOK.
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