IMG_0950A life well lived need not be one full of things and money. Reading, good music, fresh food, an open mind are true essentials, in my opinion, for a life well lived. To travel, even locally, to expand one’s horizons is to live a full life. To sit and sip tea with friends, talking for hours instead of spending four hours in front of a television screen are signs of a life well lived. To take a million photos of one subject and ponder each shot artistically, to share them with a loved one–that is a life well lived.

Are you living such a life, my friends?