(Thank you Tim)
An Old Man’s Advice
This is wholesome.
(Thank you Ella)
Love is Everything Around You
Thank you, rainbowsalt.
“I was never addicted to one thing, I was addicted to filling a void within myself with things other than my own love.”
– Yung Pueblo
Just For The Sake of Being Creative
I love this woman. Thank you Elyse Myers.
“It scales better than competitiveness, frustration, pettiness, regret, revenge, merit (whatever that means) or apathy. Kindness ratchets up. It leads to more kindness. It can create trust and openness and truth and enthusiasm and patience and possibility.
Kindness, in one word, is a business model, an approach to strangers and a platform for growth.It might take more effort than you were hoping it would, but it’s worth it.”
Resurfacing this quote I posted in 2017. It’s so good.
Love this Earth Tourist patch.
“The body is everywhere assaulted by all of our new media, a state which has resulted in deep disorientation of intellect and destabilization of culture throughout the world. In the age of disembodied communication, the meaning and significance and experience of the body is utterly transformed and distorted.”
Have I mentioned that I’ve been trying to figure out the Internet?”
– Eric McLuhan
Uranus, Eris, and the Riddle of the Internet, by Eric Francis Coppolino
(Thank you Tim)
Not Knowing What To Do
“Eventually we realize that not knowing what to do is just as real and just as useful as knowing what to do. Not knowing stops us from taking false directions. Not knowing what to do, we start to pay real attention.”
– David Whyte
This made me laugh.
“For me, success is not a public thing. It’s a private thing. It’s when you have fewer and fewer regrets.”
– Toni Morrison
Designing women explores the impact of women in design. It also aims to raise awareness of an ongoing gender imbalance in the design industry.
Emergency Folding Red Nose
This emergency folding red nose made me laugh. Designed by no other than Sir Jony Yve.
When Someone Leaves
“When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.”
– Paulo Coelho
“Home is where people notice when you’re not there.”
– Alexander Haymen
Depth | Personalized Journal Prompts
Wow, these AI powered personalized journal prompts are quite helpful for understanding and navigating how you are feeling. The fine folks at Holstee keep impressing me with their thoughtfulness.
We Need A Spiritual and Cultural Transformation
“The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy – & to deal with these we need a spiritual and cultural transformation”
– Gus Speth
The world’s biggest collection of obsolete sounds. Made me look.
Dysfunctional / Characters / Claymen
These Claymen sculptures by Aman Khanna are making my heart sing.
Genuine Connection is Ease
“The truth is — genuine connection is ease. It is peace. When you find it you will know. You will feel seen, you will feel like you are being mirrored back to yourself, like you are discovering the shadow of your own heart in another human being.
Slowly, through loving the right people, you will come to realize that the human beings who are meant for you in this world will not exhaust you, or hollow you out, or leave you feeling like you are hard to love. Slowly, you will come to realize that you do not have to romanticize the things in this life that hurt. You do not have to run towards the fire. Love does not have to feel like a fight, does not have to feel like battle, does not have to wound.
Slowly, you will learn how to lay down your arms. How to walk away from those who will only ever love you in halves. Slowly, you will learn that you cannot love someone into loving you, or being ready, if they are not. You cannot love someone into their potential. You cannot close their hands around your heart if they are not willing to hold it themselves. You have to let them go. You have to focus on the people in your life who bring you back home to yourself. You have to focus on standing up for that kind of connection, on honoring that calm, because it exists. It exists.
And I hope you learn to trust that, because when you come across it, when you ultimately experience it, it feels as if you are standing at a door you finally have the keys for. You enter it with ease. There is no fumbling through your jacket pocket trying to find the right way in. There is no desperately reaching into your bag trying to uncover the point of access. You are no longer banging your fists against the door, asking to be invited in. You walk through. Soundlessly. Softly. Relief washes over you. You take off your shoes. You hang your coat in the closet. You put on a pot of coffee. You’re home. You’re home.”
Everyone’s Upstairs Neighbors
This is funny.
If It’s Right…
“If it is right, it happens –
The main thing is not to hurry.
Nothing good gets away.”
– John Steinbeck
“You have to be unreasonable to see the world that doesn’t yet exist!”
– Will Guidara