Memento mori - Remember that you are mortal

Three ways to escape the endless cycle of self-consciousness and neurosis:
  1. Learn a new language.
  2. Place yourself in front of something beautiful.
  3. Do something purely for the good of another. (and here's the kicker: without them knowing)
Courtesy of Fr. John Blaszek citing an author I forget.

(PS- My kidneys are almost all better, and my sore throat has been replaced with minor scratchiness and a runny nose... almost gone! And I got a bus ride with Carrie out of it, after skipping my usual bike ride.)