COOL BEANS, the unanimously agreed phrase for ‘good/sweet/great’. Sometimes, however, the beans are not cool. Sometimes they are decidedly spicy. In other words, sometimes life is extremely shit - the beans, as it were, are in no way temperate. Life these past few months, has been very hard. It has been shitty, at times. Really shitty.
So I made this, to remind myself and others that often we don’t know what another person is going through. And also, to shine a little humour into those dark places.
A few weeks ago my brother showed me a talk from the late David Foster Wallace. To paraphrase the author, when it comes to interpreting the actions of others, you have the ability to see things from a ‘how does it effect me’ state of mind, or a more compassionate, understanding place. I often have to actively stop myself from thinking the first, and applying the latter. It’s a process, and it’s confronting at times, but it’s a humbling experience. Often we have to choose to be compassionate as it does not always come naturally. *Also, I excitedly anticipate seeing the faces of those who have never encountered the phrase ‘cool beans’ before, and will think this is utter babble. **If you’ve got a spare 22.44 minutes, listen to This Is Water by David Foster Wallace. You will not be disappointed. ***also HOT ROD 4 LYF ❤️