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“The kindest people are not born that way, they are made. They are the sounds that have experienced so much at the hands of life, they are the ones who have dug themselves out of the dark, who have fought to turn every loss into a lesson. The kindest people do not just exist – they choose to soften where circumstance has tried to harden them, they choose to believe in goodness, because they have seen firsthand why compassion is so necessary. They have seen firsthand why tenderness is so important in this world.”
– Bianca Sparacino
I bought my daughter a Levitating Moon Lamp and we both agree it’s MAGICAL. (It took us a moment to get it to levitate but once we figured out the trick it clicked.)
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Yes, the U.S. Healthcare system is infuriating.
“Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life.”
– Naguib Mahfouz
“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as means of escape.”
– bell hooks
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“Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. And it might be the dominant emotion of 2021.”
This article by Adam Grant!
“Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow… The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don’t show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward.”
– Kurt Vonnegut
A few months ago I became the proud owner of a Luka TV Stand by Castlery. Look at this beauty! I admit, I might be tipping a bit in the obsessive side of things as I caught myself saying hi to Luka when I walk in. Or, when we watch TV I often state out loud to my kids “Isn’t Luka handsome?” I love him.
(All furniture should have human names.)