August 24, 2012

Mantras - Happy Reasoning

A few weeks ago I visited a neighbourhood called Park Slope in Brooklyn, about 40 minutes outside of Williamsburg. I walked the quiet streets saturated with brownstones and fanning, leafy, sun-drenched trees. I tripped over baby-strollers and walked into knick knack shops. I thought about who lives in these homes and what their lives must be like. I had no direction, no real mission to be there and the afternoon all to myself. There was nothing exciting to report, nothing out of the ordinary and yet I was Mona Lisa smiling.

This week's Not A Model mantra is as follows:

"Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you."
- Deepak Chopra


  1. You sound so happy NYC, Amanda. Great photo and even better mantra! When are you back?

  2. Thank you Alanna! I will be back the first week of September! Thanks for reading :)