september 16, 2018

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“A man who limits his interests limits his life.” ~ Vincent Price

 

Ally at Scarefest

 

This is, without a doubt, the best photo of the weekend and it’s fitting that it comes at the end of the best thing at Scarefest, besides my Okie peeps of course, and that was a lecture by Victoria Price. If her name doesn’t ring a bell, take a look at today’s quote. That’s Victoria’s dad, the totally awesome Vincent Price. Pam had met Vincent many years ago when she was working for American Airlines. It’s her story to tell, so I’ll simply say that he made a positive impression on her. Pam heard Victoria speak once before, so when I learned she was closing the event today, I went along. Just as Pam promised, her story did not disappoint. Even though the lecture is billed as a talk about her dad, it’s really much more, and that’s where it got really interesting for me. 

 

new friends
Ally’s a good dog

 

Before today, I didn’t know anything at all about Victoria Price other than being he father’s daughter. Her presentation was about her dad. However, I found it to be as much about finding joy in the every day as it was about Vincent. The two are very connected. I’ve since learned that, several years ago, Victoria started a blog called Daily Practice of Joy. She has also authored a book called The Way of Being Lost: A Road Map to Your Truest Self as well as a biography on her dad. For those of you who’ve been following the outhouse for some time, you’ll know immediately why I enjoyed Victoria’s talk so much. I really appreciate how she’s using her relationship with her dad and his philosophy of life to spread a little love and joy through the world. I can’t think of a much better way to honor a loved one. He found joy in most everything he did throughout his life and encouraged his daughter to do the same. That’s a philosophy right up my alley! It was a lovely presentation, and meeting her with Pam was just a great way to end the weekend. May we all find joy in our every day.

 

note to self: haircut soon