Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’
– Robin Williams
I remember the morning in 1999, shortly after moving to NYC, when the coffee cart guy had my coffee and bagel ready by the time I arrived at the cart. He saw me coming. He made me feel home in a city where I didn’t know anyone. Definitely a consequential stranger.
“The shadow of privilege is this: You don’t learn to take care of yourself inside. You don’t learn to value your internal life. You get so fixated on your external life that you forget your internal life is much, much bigger, much deeper, and much more rewarding.”
– Larry Ward
I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walk
down a crowded aisle, people pull in their legs
to let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you”
when someone sneezes, a leftover
from the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die,” we are saying.
And sometimes, when you spill lemons
from your grocery bag, someone else will help you
pick them up. Mostly, we don’t want to harm each other.
We want to be handed our cup of coffee hot,
and to say thank you to the person handing it. To smile
at them and for them to smile back. For the waitress
to call us honey when she sets down the bowl of clam chowder,
and for the driver in the red pick-up truck to let us pass.
We have so little of each other, now. So far
from tribe and fire. Only these brief moments of exchange.
What if they are the true dwelling of the holy, these
fleeting temples we make together when we say, “Here,
have my seat,” “Go ahead — you first,” “I like your hat.”
– Danusha Laméris
I need a new doormat. Here’s a few I found so far on there internets. Do you have one you love? Share in the comments?
Short and sweet: Hi!
I was thinking of what we could put on this mat and then my daughter said “we should just order it with CUSTOM TEXT” and now I think that’s brilliant.
This one made me laugh.
“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly… Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them…throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you…trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly…on tiptoes and no luggage…completely unencumbered.”
– Aldous Huxley
An instagram account dedicated to really bad portraits of random people. Refreshing.
“There’s nothing wrong with lurkers. Lurkers are potential action-takers.For now, though, our focus, our energy and our gratitude is for the people who are already showing up.”
I have recently started using Notion. It’s no exaggeration when I say it’s life changing. For the first time I ever I feel like I have one place to organize my life and work in a simple and intuitive way. Love falling down rabbit holes on YouTube of people sharing their own personal way of using Notion.
“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
What a joy to see a simple line drawing/sketch by someone as renowned as: Albrecht Dürer.
“It’s not enough to be nice in life. You’ve got to have nerve.”
– Georgia O’Keeffe