Little Humans goes on sale on October 7th, which is ONE WEEK from today. Little Humans is also known colloquially as “The HONY Kids’ Book,” and “The HONY Book For Adults Who Prefer Kids’ Books.” All the best kid portraits from the last few years are in there, along with— if you’ll allow me to quote the marketing department — “a heartwarming ode to little humans everywhere.” Little Humans is less than $10 online, and should be shipping any day now from online retailers.
For everyone who lives around NYC, or plans to be in New York during October, a few public events which have been scheduled locally around the book launch:
I’m going to be giving a speech on October 7th at the 92nd St. Y, which is officially billed as a “Launch Event for Little Humans,” but seeing that I have an hour to talk, will most likely take the form of a general discussion about the history and process behind HONY. I enjoy telling HONY’s history and demonstrating the work, so we’ll have fun. This event is ticketed— it’s $40 I think, which is a bit rich, but 100% of the money goes to support the Y’s community programs. (And some of the ticket price can be put toward a purchase of Little Humans.) Unfortunately I just learned that most of the tickets were sold before I could make the announcement, and there are only about 300 left. Those tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/1xB60S5
A free, more ‘easily attendable’ event will be the book signing at Union Square Barnes and Noble on October 11th, which begins at 2 PM. This event was a lot of fun last year with the launch of the adult book. Since this is a children’s book, we’ll keep it fun and playful. We scheduled it on the weekend so you can bring the kids and dogs, though I’m not sure dogs are allowed in the bookstore, so you may want to disguise them as kids. For those of you with tickets to Comic Con, I will also be speaking there at on October 12th at 3:15 PM. Then October 18th, at 4:00 PM, I’ll be doing a talk/signing at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. Last year, the final Powerhouse signing was the most unhurried and intimate event, though this year it might not be because I just said it would be. We also scheduled that signing during the weekend, because it would be awesome to have little humans at the Little Humans book signing.
Whew! That post took two cups of coffee.
Life is so precious. Enjoy it. Forgive. Give. Breathe deeply. Move. Dance. Dive. Rest. Feel the light in your heart. Enjoy nature’s beauty. Nourish your body. Free your mind. Give love to the people around you. Set loving intentions. Let go. Accept. Give thanks. You don’t get a single moment back. 🙌🐠☀️Photo by @elenakalis
So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.
The other morning we watched A lone Wolf cross the road from the Trailhead. I have never seen a Wolf in the wild before.
I snapped this photo just as it stared me down before disappearing into the forest. #ShotFromaDistance
@travelalberta (at Icefield Parkway, Alberta)
"We lived in different cities when we first met, and once a month he’d come to visit me. The first time he made the trip, I woke up at 2 AM, and he was singing outside my window with three guitar players. There was a popular song back then called ‘Gema,’ and he changed it to my name, ‘Gena.’"
"Can you remember the words?"
"Eres la gema que Dios convirtiera en mujer para bien de mi vida.
Por eso quise cantar y gritar que te quiero mujer consentida.”
[You are the gem that God turned into woman to make my life better.
Thats why I want to sing and shout that I love you, beautiful woman.]”
(Mexico City, Mexico)
be brave enough
Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures in Kenya , said he was astounded by what he saw:
“These three brothers (cheetahs) have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old,’ he said.
‘On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together.
‘At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily’.”
Then these scenes followed
and then they just walked away without hurting him.
DAMN, NATURE! YOU CONSIDERATE!