Intentional Observation: Love where you’re at

This morning I read an article in the New York Times. In it, Gavin Pretor-Pinney is quoted as saying

Happiness does not come from wanting to be somewhere else. Happiness comes from finding beauty and a stimulation or interest in the everyday surroundings in which you find yourself.

Pretor-Pinney is the author of The Cloud Collector’s Handbook. He’s also the creator of The Cloud Appreciation Society. Thanks to Julie at Design-Realized for the tip about the Times article.

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About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

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