This post comes under the heading of get to know Colin Beavan a little:
I’m working at Tilda, a new restaurant/coffee shop in my neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. I’m wearing my new glasses (my eyes are nearing their sell-by date, apparently) and a tee-shirt that was sent to me by people at the Los Angeles Metro years ago. The front shows the use of gas as the “problem” and on the back has the Metro logo and says “solution.”
I’m writing up some magazine ideas about the “dark side of local food” and “putting friendship before romance.” To the right of my computer with a rubber band on top is a pile of index cards. These are my vision cards. I look at them every morning. They include everything from my financial goals to peace for the world to influencing the system to be kinder and fairer and safer.
By the side of my computer and closer to me is a deck of Tarot cards. I have wanted to learn Tarot for a long time and decided recently to do more things for fun and because I feel like it. I am taking lessons from my friend–the brilliant Tarot reader and regular at the Omega Institute–Marcy Currier.
To my left is a cup of decaf coffee–ugh. I have slightly elevated blood pressure–a family condition–and so went off caffeine. I say ugh but actually I feel better. I sleep more.
I think that is it. My life in one picture. It was taken by my and Bella’s new roommate, the artist Olya Dubatova, by the way.