“There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says "Morning, boys. How's the water?" And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes "What the hell is water?””
This is the beginning of a speech I listened to this week called This is Water. In this speech, David Foster Wallace addresses the subject of value; more specifically, where do you place your value? As humans, we are taught by society that if we set up an ultimate destination in life, and make it there, we will find happiness. The problem with this is that so many of us will never reach that destination. If we measure our value by money, we will never be rich enough. If we measure it by beauty, we will never be tall, or thin, or pretty enough. If we measure our value by success, we will never be powerful enough. The list goes on.
I feel that so many people, including myself, get caught up in this ultimate goal, meanwhile forgetting to BE PRESENT. I constantly have to remind myself to stop and feel the “water” around me. Challenge yourself to really live out each day rather than always trying to get to your destination. Oh, and keep a bottle of champagne around the house when you feel like celebrating a good day.
WEEK 4 — Villa Sandi Prosecco Rose
This week I went on a girlfriend date to GT Oyster Bar, which EB has featured in the past. This place is amazing! I highly recommend checking it out. (they have a half price oyster happy hour too.. SCORE!) It’s a great place to go with friends because they really encourage sharing and their knowledge about their dishes really created a complete package! I am not very familiar with Prosecco, and I rarely order it at a restaurant, but I wanted to try something different and fun. Villa Sandi knocked it out of the park! This bubbly was FUN! The golden pink color matched the floral finish of this sparkling wine. It was a perfect wine to kick of girls night out. This may sound silly but this special bottle promoted great conversation and made for a special time-girls night date night!