When day comes, we ask ourselves:
Where can we find light
In this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry, a sea we must wade.
We braved the belly of the beast,
We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace,
And the norms and notions of what ‘just is’
Isn’t always justice.
And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it,
Somehow, we do it.
Somehow, we’ve weathered and witnessed
A nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished.
We, the successors of a country and a time
where a skinny Black girl, descended from slaves
and raised by a single mother,
can dream of becoming president
only to find herself reciting for one.
– The Hill We Climb, by Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman took my breath away during today’s inauguration.
I cried my eyes out when Kamala Harris was sworn in. Madame Vice President! What a moment!
“Kindness multiplies and it enables possiblity. When we’re of service to people, we have the chance to make things better.”
Three types of kindness, by Seth Godin
I don’t have chickens, gut the sheer existence of this egg-pocket-apron makes me want to have chickens. It helps you collect the eggs in the chicken coop.
This simple porcelain lemon juicer was made in Hasami, a small town in Nagasaki Prefecture, known as the birthplace of fine Japanese ceramics. So simple. So beautiful.
‘Bond’ appears as a combination of photographic, sculptural and performative elements. The Finnish photographer Anna Reivilä uses the traditional rope technique to bind rocks, trees and other elements of the landscape, presenting a series of images that are ultimately representative of transient objects.
“You are the sky.
Everything else –
it’s just the weather.”
– Pema Chödrön
I love how resilient hoomans are. For members of Luminous Voices, a professional choir ensemble in Alberta, Canada, rehearsing and performing safely during the pandemic has meant getting into their cars, driving to an empty parking lot and singing with each other’s voices broadcast through their car radios.
My son Tilo (10) just shared this delightful Squirrel Ninja video with me. 20 minutes well spent.
Can you fall in love with a mug? Yes you can! I got a few of these CB2 mugs and I can’t get over how beautiful they are and how good they feel. They have an incredibly smooth finish.
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“I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the iceberg. I think the potential of what the internet is going to do to society, both good and bad, is unimaginable. I think we’re actually on the cusp of something exhilarating and terrifying… I’m talking about the actual context and the state of content is going to be so different to anything that we can really envisage at the moment. Where the interplay between the user and the provider will be so in simpatico, it’s going to crush our ideas of what mediums are all about… The idea that the piece of work is not finished until the audience come to it and add their own interpretation and what the piece of art is about is the grey space in the middle. That grey space in the middle is what the 21st century is going to be about.”
– David Bowie