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AMATEUR, “one who has a taste for (something),” from Fr. amateur “lover of,” from O.Fr., from L. amatorem (nom. amator ) “lover,” from amatus, pp. of amare “to love” (see Amy). Meaning “dabbler” (as opposed to professional ) is from 1786.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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"We’re stationary too often while our minds run amok, fear and resistance making an awful clatter. But we are meant to move. One foot, then the other foot, the mind growing still. You can find solace here, and the bold courage that comes from persistence."
— Christina Rosalie, a field guide to NOW: notes on mindfulness and life in the present tense

readslashrun:

"We’re stationary too often while our minds run amok, fear and resistance making an awful clatter. But we are meant to move. One foot, then the other foot, the mind growing still. You can find solace here, and the bold courage that comes from persistence."

— Christina Rosalie, a field guide to NOW: notes on mindfulness and life in the present tense

Pilgrim At Tinker Creek

"The Journal soon ran to over 20 volumes. She transposed the entries onto thousands of note cards and then, for eight months, wrote the note cards up into a book. Towards the end of the eight months, Dillard was working for up to 16 hours a day. She lived mainly on coffee and Coke, and lost 30 pounds in weight. The plants in her house died" 

— Annie Dillard writing Pilgrim At Tinker Creek

Good reminders from Julia Hendrickson

Good reminders from Julia Hendrickson

In between…

In between…

2013 was the former for me. Looking forward to 2014.

2013 was the former for me. Looking forward to 2014.

Love these reminders from Debbie Millman

Love these reminders from Debbie Millman