“Attract them by the way you live.”
– Saint Augustine
“Day and night he wrote visas. He issued as many visas in a day as would normally be issued in a month. His wife, Yukiko, massaged his hands at night, aching from the constant effort. When Japan finally closed down the embassy in September 1940, he took the stationery with him and continued to write visas that had no legal standing but worked because of the seal of the government and his name. At least 6,000 visas were issued for people to travel through Japan to other destinations, and in many cases entire families traveled on a single visa. It has been estimated that over 40,000 people are alive today because of this one man.”
“A lot of people think or believe or know they feel — but that’s thinking or believing or knowing; not feeling. And poetry is feeling — not knowing or believing or thinking.
Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.
To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”
Enormous Smallness: The Sweet Illustrated Story of E. E. Cummings and His Creative Bravery
I am in love with our latest Tattly launch, the European Starlings by Nic Miller.
European starlings flock in a strange and beautiful formation called a murmuration. This was artist Nic Annette Miller‘s fascination behind her 2016 “All That I Can Do” installation project, featuring 700 handcrafted woodblock starlings in flight.
I am lucky to call a set of these wooden starlings my own, decorating my living room wall. They make me happy.
“Don’t be fancy, just help people.”
– Glennon Doyle
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“Going with the flow is responding to cues from the universe. When you go with the flow, you’re surfing life force. It’s about wakeful trust and total collaboration with what’s showing up for you.”
– Danielle LaPorte
Your desire to succeed doesn't have to prevent you from celebrating other people's successes.
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) October 14, 2018
“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”
This hit home.
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I love the simple design of this jewelry tray. Each item gets their own ‘compartment’. Beautiful.
Last month’s CreativeMornings theme was Chaos and we had the honor to have Shannon Lee fly in from Los Angeles and share her story.
In her open talk, Shannon Lee shares how she dealt with chaos in her life through healing and learning from her father’s timeless philosophies.
What a lot of people don’t know is that Bruce Lee was not just a martial art master but a deep philosopher. Some of my favorite quotes are by him. He was a deep soul. I am grateful Shannon is making sure her father’s philosophies are spreading and live on.
20 minutes well spent.
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
– Fredrick Douglass
I watched the newest Mr. Rogers Documentary last night and it was just what my heart needed. It’s like a wave of kindness and love washing over you and restoring all faith in humanity. Watch it!